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Year Published/Registered1830

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

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Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Macrophylla'

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» English Description

Anon. 1830, "Ueber die Cultur der Kamellien" in Der Blumen Gaertner, 1830, p.52. No description. Burdin, Chambery Nursery Catalogue, 1834, p.19. No description. Berlèse, 1837, Monographie, ed.1, p.128: There are offered for sale several varieties of Camellias under this name; the oldest has a single flower of little merit; the second has beautiful foliage and a lit­tle, insignificant semi-double flower; the third resembles Humboldtiana and the last, which I consider the true one, has leaves 13 cm. long x 10 cm wide, ovate, prominent venation and a beautiful green. The flowers are very well formed, cherry red with broad, rounded petals; those at the centre, rumpled, distorted and spirally arranged with some short stamens show­ing. Flower is about 8 cm in diameter. Note: This name has been used for forms of different camellia species such as C.saluenensis f. macrophylla, C.sinensis f. macrophylla, and C.chrysantha var. macrophylla. These have no relationship to the C.japonica cultivar above which originated in Italy. Sealy, 1937, Botanical Magazine named a form of C.saluenensis f. macrophilla, but later estab­lished that it was the cultivar St Ewe. See p.185, Sealy’s A Revision of the Genus Camellia, 1958.


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