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Year Published/Registered1989

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

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Scientific Name:Camellia 'Michinoku-wabishin'

Chinese Name

Japanese Name:みちのく佗芯 みちのくわびしん

Meaning:Michinoku scraped stamens


Michinoku-momo-wabishin  (See Note at end). (C.japonica), Nippon Tsubaki - Sasanqua Meikan, 1998, p.250 with colour photo; English translation p.175. Miniature, reddish-pink, small sake cup-shped single degenerated stamens. Note: The long name means ‘Peach coloured camellia with abortive stamens from Michinoku’ (the old name for Tōhuku Region including Aomori). Alternative name for Michinoku-wabishin.


» English Description

Yokoyama & Kirino, 1989, Nihon no Chinka, p.159, colour photo and description: Small size, red, single of 5 rounded petals, opening wide cup-shaped, with a central, infertile stamen column. Leaves broad-ovate, shin­ing mid-green, apices acute, margins serrate. Blooms early to mid-season. Originated in Natsu­domari Peninsular, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. Tōhoku is the north-eastem part of Japan and its ancient name is Michinoku. Selected from wild japonicas at the northern limits of spontaneous generation. Named by Shūhō Kirino in 1983, released by Takeo Ogawa in 1986. Note; Kurume Camellia, 1997, English translation, p.39 lists 2 cultivars under this name with the additions (A) and (B). Flower descriptions are the same, flowering season differs.

» Japanese Description

淡交社.1989. 《日本の椿花》..159   誠文堂新光社.1998.《日本ツバキ.サザンカ名鑑》.p.250. 日本ツバキ協会. 2010. 《最新日本ツバキ図鑑》. p.270. 青森產. [花]紅色、一重、極小輪、1~3月。[葉]楕円、小~中形。[樹]やや横張り性、強い。[来歴]ワビ芯ツバキ。青森県夏泊半島椿山の北限ヤブツパキ群より選抜、1983年に桐野秋豊の発見.命名、1968年に尾川武雄の発表。写/桐野、文/尾川


Flower Size0-6 cm

Blooming Season Japan