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Year Published/Registered1859

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Monjusu'

Chinese Name:纹繻子

Japanese Name:紋襦子 もんじゆす

Meaning:Dappled Satin


California Donckelaari  Magnolia Gardens and Nursery Catalogue, 1942-1943. Synonym for Monjusu.

California Donckelaari Variegated  Fruitland Nursery Catalogue, 1942-1943, p.22. Synonym for Monjusu.

California Donckelari  Fruitland Nursery Catalogue, 1943-1944, p.22. Synonym for Monjusu.

California Donckelari Variegated  Fruitland Nursery Catalogue, 1942-1943, p.22. Synonym for Monjusu.

California Doncklaeri  SCCS, 1942, Classification of Camellias, p.2. Synonym for Monjusu.

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» English Description

Kasuya, Kamegorō, 1859, Tsubaki Irohanayose Irotsuki: Large size, red with white spots. See: JCS., 1969, Tsubaki, No.7, p.33; Itō, Ko’emon, 1879, Chinkashū: Large, cherry red, marbled white. Yokohama Gardeners’ Assocation Descriptive Catalogue, 1891 as ‘Monjisu’: Bright crimson, very clear white round spots. Fendig, 1949, American Camel­lia Catalogue with colour pl.: Deep scarlet, semi-double, variegated with white. Size, 9.5 cm across x 3.2 cm deep with 16 wavy petals about 4 cm long in 3 rows. The stamens are central and number about 80 with pink filaments. Blooms late to very late. Leaves glossy, deep green, sometimes variegated yellow, with sharp points and tapered bases; 8 cm x 3.8 cm. Plant habit, dwarf, compact, slow and bushy. Originated in Japan. For colour photos see: Tuyama, 1966, Camellia Cultivars of Japan, pl.12, p.29. Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.1, 1972, pl.256, p.120. Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.152. Monjusu is the virus variegated form of Shusugasane and the white spotting is most variable, sometimes being almost completely masked, leading to considerable confusion in identification. Originated in Kantō area, Japan. Different readings: ‘Monjisu’, ‘Monjishu’. Corruptions of the name includes: ‘Monijishu’, ‘Monjisho’. Synonyms: ‘Monjishu Variegated’, ‘Monjisu Variant’, ‘Monjisu Variegata’, ‘Variegated Monjisu’, ‘Californian Donckelari’, ‘Californian Donckelari Variegated’, ‘Shibori-jusu’, ‘Shusu’, ‘Shisu’, ‘West Coast Donckelari’, ‘Shibori-monjusu’, ‘Shibori-Shusu’, ‘Donckelarii Cal­ifornia’, ‘Otome Red’. Chinese synonym: ‘Jiaoruzi’. Similar, if not the same are the varieties Rasenzome and Suzuka-no-seki.

» Chinese Description

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.190.

Monjusu 纹繻子(Dappled Satin)(C. japonica)红山茶。1859,日本江户。Shusu-gasane (繻子重)病毒感染入白斑品种。半重瓣、浓红色、白斑、花瓣约16枚、3重轮列、筒蕊、中轮(910cm)、花期34月、树性稍横张。类似品种:Razenzome (罗撰染)、Suzuka-no-seki (铃鹿の关)。

纹繻子一杨绍溥,1978,台湾茶花,P.74, N0.164.

» Japanese Description

 講談社 1975年 《現代椿集》 P.327  保育社 .1974. 《つばき》安藤芳顕著 p.213. 文化出版局. 1975. 《現代椿名鑑》. P.229. 淡交社.1989. 《日本の椿花》..330.     誠文堂新光社.1998.《日本ツバキ.サザンカ名鑑》.p.265.    日本ツバキ協会. 2010. 《最新日本ツバキ図鑑》. p.152. 江戸產. [花]濃紅色地に白斑が入る、八重、筒しベ、中輪、4~5月。[葉]楕円、中形、肉厚。[樹]やや横張り性。[来歴]繻子重に白斑が入つたもの、1859年の古典に記載、現在市販されている鈴鹿関、羅撰染は本種と同一のものが多い。写/桐野、文/編集委員会


Flower Size9-10 cm

Blooming Season3-4 Month Japan