Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia reticulata 'Meijiaojiao'
(Most Charming), (C.reticulata),Gao & Zhuang, Apr.1989, The Camellia in China, p.59, No.400, colour photo No.257: Synonym for Meijiaojiao.
» English Description
CSC., June,1989, Report of the Camellias of China, pp.3,4: Peony type; pink with obscure venation, most petals spoon-like, with a few which are like butterfly-wings, 11-13 cm across, petals 15-18 in 5 whorls. Stamens numerous, in several clusters, mingled with the petals and forming a few prominent centres. Anthers found on a number of petaloids. Has style and ovary, pistil degenerate, flat and thin, cleft to the ovary. Leaves long-elliptic, rather smooth, 8-12 cm long x 2.7-4.2 cm wide. Selected from plants in the wild at Tengchong, Yunnan, China. Synonym: ‘Jiaojiao’.