Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia rusticana 'Miki-no-kuchi'
» English Description
Tuyama, 1968, Camellias of Japan, pl.5, p.3, description, p.85: An intermediate snow camellia found in the wild in Kanazawa City, Japan. Leaves, shiny, deep green shaded olive, oblong-elliptic to narrowly-elliptic, cuspidate, flat, minutely serrulate, impressed venation, 5.2-8 cm long x 2.9-4.3 cm wide. Petioles hairy, 7-10 mm long. Petals 5-6, broadly-ovate, about 4.3 cm x 3.6 cm. Flowers, pure white or slightly tinged creamy yellow, slightly bilobate. Stamens 3.8-4.5 cm long, filaments creamy yellow. Flowers mid-season. The name refers to the funnel shaped sacred paper inserted into the mouth of the sake bottle when presenting it to the god in Shintoism, alluding to the colour and shape of the funnel.