Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Inaoi-dori'
Japanese Name：稲負鳥 いなおいどり
» English Description
Itō, Ko'emon, 1879, Chinkashū; Kasuya, Kamegorō, 1859, Tsubaki Irohanayose Irotsuki: Red, large size, early flowering. One of three bird names with Miyakodori and Yobukodori. For colour photos and descriptions see: Tuyama, 1966, Camellia Cultivars of Japan, pl.161 and p.280; Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.II, 1978, pl.399, p.18-62; Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, pp.18, 201; Yokohama & Kirino, 1989, Nihon no Chinka, pp.324, 325: Medium sized, deep pink, with some white spots, double with 5-6 layers of more or less imbricated petals and a centre, often with small, irregular petals amongst the stamens. Blooms mid-season to late. Leaves dark green, elliptic, acuminate with fine, sharp serrations, venation impressed. Originated in the Kantō District, Japan. Note: This description is a little different to the ancient camellia.