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Granduchessa d'Etruria

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Year Published/Registered1841

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Granduchessa d'Etruria'

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Duchessa d'Etruria  van Houtte Catalogue, 1844-1845, 18:11. Abbreviation for Granduchessa d’Etruria.

Duchessa d'Etrusie  Verschaffelt Catalogue, 1850, p.46. Orthographic error for Granduchessa d’Etruria.

Duchessa d'Etrutio  da Silva, 1880, Forcing varieties of Camellias in Oporto, p.8. Orthographic error for Granduchessa d’Etruria.

Duchesse d'Etrurie  Trillon, Le Mans Nursery Catalogue, 1843, p.5. Synonym for Granduchessa d’Etruria.

Ethrusca  Ellis, 1950, Old Camellia Varieties, p.132. Orthographic error for Granduchessa d'Etruria.

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» English Description

van Houtte Catalogue, 1841, 7:9: as ‘Gr. Duchessa d’Etruria’. No description. van Houtte Catalogue, 1844-1845, 18:12 as ‘Grande Duchessa d’Etruria’: Peony form, white base foundation colour, white, stripes of rose. van Houtte, 1846, Flore des Serres.... vol.2, pl.3 as ‘Grande Duchessa d’Etruria’: This camellia, which originated in Italy, is a attrac­tive variety with good, regular coloured flowers. It is tall, robust and well branched, leaves oval, briefly acuminate at the apex, dark green, fine serrations and prominent venation on upper surface and inclined to be pendant. The flowers are up to 10 cm across, double, petals well displayed, imbricated, coloured a very soft rose with lighter tints. The petals are striped, spotted and stippled with bright rose. The outer petals are large, convex and notched at the apex and diminish in size towards the centre, which is dense and irregular. Verschaffelt, 1852, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book III, pl.II, as ‘Duchesse d’Etrurie’. The correct Italian orthography of the name is Granduchessa d’Etruria, that used by van Houte being partly Ital­ian and partly French is lingualistically incorrect. Synonym: ‘Etrusca’. Orthographic variants and errors: ‘Grande Duchesse d’Etrurie’, ‘Duchessa d’Etruria’, ‘Duchesse d’Etrurie’, ‘Grande Duchessa d’Etruria’, ‘Gran Duchessa d’Etrurie’, ‘Grand Duchesse d’Elrude’.


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Blooming Season Italy