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Mathotiana Alba

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Year Published/Registered1858

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Mathotiana Alba'

Chinese Name:白玛索

Japanese Name



Baihua Masetiana  Shao, Taichong, 1992, The Observations from the Camellia World, p.12. Chinese synonym for the European C.japonica Mathotiana Alba.

Blood of Christ  Rubel, 1936, Wholesale Price List No.74, p.13. Synonym for Mathotiana Alba.

Dolly Rice  Wade, 1949, American Camellia Yearbook, p.194. Synonym for Mathotiana Alba.

Inconstant Beauty  McIlhenny, 1934, List of Camellia Japonica for Sale, p.2; Barron, Mar.1934, Coun­try Life, p.53 with coloured flower painting. Synonym for Mathotiana Alba.

Mahotiana Alba  Gexplant, Angers Catalogue, 1970-1971. Orthographic error for Mathotiana Alba.

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» English Description

van Houtte Catalogue, 1858; Verschaffelt 1858, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book VI, pl.II. Found in a group of seedlings obtained by the late Mr Mathot of Ghent. Its blossoms of the largest size, are composed of very numerous, ample petals of equal size, ovate and almost pointed, of a snow white colouring and imbricated. This formal double camellia, about 10 cm across, is white with a rare pink fleck, vigorous, upright growth and large, light green leaves, smooth, leathery with obscure serrations. Note: This cultivar and its sports bear no relationship with Mathotiana, Grand Sultan or Julia Drayton. Sports: Mathotiana Rosea, Mathotiana Rosea Variegated, Souvenir de Bahuaud-Litou. Synonyms: ‘Blood of Christ’, ‘Inconstant Beauty’. Orthographic errors: ‘Matholiana Alba’, ‘Mattutiana Alba’, ‘Mathottiana Alba’, ‘Mathoniana Alba’, ‘Mothotiana Alba’, ‘Mattothiana Alba’, ‘Mathatiana Alba’, ‘Mathistiana Alba’. See colour pl.XXXV, Urquhart, 1960, The Camellia, vol.II. For black and white pho­tos see p.231, Hertrich, 1955, Camellias in the Huntington Gardens, vol.II and Sharp, 1958, Camellias Illustrated, p.160.

» Chinese Description

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.180. Mathotiana Alba 白玛索(C. japonica)红山茶。1858,比利时,根特(Ghent)Mr Mathot然实生种。完全形、纯白色,偶有出现稀有的粉红条斑,中〜大轮(910x3.54cm),花期2~3月,树性直立、长势强。同种异名:Blood of ChristInconstant Beauty。突变种:Mathotiana RoseaSouvenir de Bahuaud-Litou。此品种及其产生的突变种与MathotianaJulia Drayton Grand Sultan并无关联。Mathotiana Alba马索底亚那(白化)一新竹市茶花产销班目录,2002-2006, p.62, M77.


Flower Size9-10 cm

Blooming Season2-3 Month Belgium