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Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Gray's Invincible'
Berlèse, 1837, Monographie, edit, p.112. A synonym for Gray’s Invincible as ‘Imperialis’.
Chandler & Booth, 1831, Illustrations and descriptions of the Plants.... Synonym for ‘Punctata’.
Anonymous, 1841, Gardeners’ Chronicle as a synonym for ‘Imperialis’, itself a synonym for Gray’s Invincible.
Poiteau, Jan.1836, Revue Horticole, p.166-170. Orthographic error for Gray’s Invincible.
Buist, 1839, Camellias. Orthographic error for 'Imperialis'. synonym for 'Gray's Invincible'
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» English Description
Loudon, 1827, The Gardeners’ Magazine, vol.2, p.358: White ground, striped with pink, upwards of 7.5 cm across, very double. Originated in England by Press, gardener to E. Gray, from seeds of the semi-double (Semi-Duplex) crossed with the single white(Alba Simplex). Botanical Register, 1829, vol.15, pl.1267 as ‘Punctata’: This camellia was raised in 1824 by George Press, gardener to Edward Gray, Harringay House, Hornsey, from seed of the semi-double red (Semi-duplex) impregnated with the pollen of the single white, to which it has considerable resemblance in growth and habit. The flowers are 7.5-10 cm across, of a very delicate blush colour, almost white: striped and slightly spotted with pale rose, known as rose flake carnation. The exterior petals are nearly round, or a little cordate, and spread almost flat, each 2.5 cm in diameter. The inner petals are numerous, of an irregular shape, some comparatively large and rounded, others narrow, pointed and incurved. Loosely arranged in a cluster similar to the Pompone although not so upright or compact. Synonyms: ‘Punctata’, ‘Press’s Invincible’, ‘Dotted Flowered’‘Invincible’, ‘L’Invincible’, ‘Pressii Punctata’, ‘Invincible’ (Gray’s) ‘Imperialis’, ‘Punctata Imperialis’, ‘Punctata Flore Pleno’, ‘Punctata Major’, ‘Paeniiflora Imperialis Punctata’, ‘Gallicarum Pressii’, ‘Pressii’s Invincible’, ‘Punctata Invincible’, ‘Punctata Plena’, ‘Banksii’. Sport: Splendida.