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Year Published/Registered1937

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

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Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Kon-wabisuke'

Chinese Name:绀佗助

Japanese Name:紺佗助 こんわびすけ

Meaning:Dark Blue Wabisuke


Fuyajō  Chūgai Nursery Catalogue, 1936-1937, p.25: Blackish red, small size, single. New growth purple colour. Originated in Japan. See colour photo, p.89, Macoboy, 1981, The Colour Dictionary of Camellias. Orthographic error: ‘Fuyujo’. Synonym for Kon-wabisuke.

Fuyujo  Newman’s Nursery Catalogue, 1982-1983. Corruption of the Japanese name ‘Fuyajō’, (Kon-wabisuke).

Nightless Quarter  Macoboy, 1981, The Colour Dictionary of Camellias, p.88. Synonym for ‘Fuyajo’ (Kon-wabisuke).

Shikon-wabisuke  Botan-en Catalogue, 1957. Synonym for Kon-wabisuke.

绀佗介  杨绍溥,1978,台湾茶花,p.75, No.167.


» English Description

McIlhenny, 1937, 600 Varieties of Camellia: Black­ish, dark red, single. A member of the C.japonica (Purpurea Group) and very similar to Kuro-wabisuke, by which pseudonym it is known in the Kansai District. Listed by Minagawa, 1962, Chinkashū, in the section on single flowers. Fully described in Tuyama, 1968, Camellias of Japan, pl.272, p.137, description, p.173: Leaves small, lanceolate to lanceolate elliptic, long tapering apex. Petioles glabrous. Buds nigrescent. Flowers dark red (Cardinal red 822 to 822/1), single, not so widely opened, ultimately cup-shaped. Mid-season to late flowering, floriferous. Origi­nated in the Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Synonyms: ‘Purpurea’, ‘Shikon-wabisuke’, ‘Fuyajo’. See: Encylopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.I, 1972, pl.1; Satō, 1975, Chūbu no Tsubaki, p.60; Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.58. Yokoyama & Kirino, 1989, Nihon no Chinka, p.231. ‘Kuro-­tsubaki’ is given as a synonym in Chūbu Tsubaki Kyōkai, 1973, Tsubaki Meikan. Old trees are growing in the Owari District. Considered to be a form of wild japonica.

» Chinese Description

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.154. Kon-wabisuke 绀佗助(Dark Blue Wabisuke)。(C. japonica)红山茶。1937,日本兵库县(Hyogo)。 单瓣、钟型、暗红色、筒蕊、小轮、花期13月、树性直立、长势强。别名:Fuyajo (不夜城)。

绀佗介一杨绍溥,1978,台湾茶花,p.75, No.167.

» Japanese Description

 講談社 1975年 《現代椿集》 P.292.    保育社 .1974. 《つばき》安藤芳顕著 p.213. 文化出版局. 1975. 《現代椿名鑑》. P.122.     淡交社.1989. 《日本の椿花》.p231, 誠文堂新光社.1998.《日本ツバキ.サザンカ名鑑》.p.107.  日本ツバキ協会. 2010. 《最新日本ツバキ図鑑》. p.90. 愛知產. [花]暗紅色、一重、猪口咲き、筒しベ、小輪、2~4月。[葉]長楕円、小形。[樹]立性、強い、枝細くよく茂る。[来歴]尾張地方に古木が多いというが、詳細は不明、名は佗助だが単なるヤブツバキ系品種。写/高野、文/佐藤


Flower Size6-8 cm

Blooming Season1-3 Month Japan