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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1841

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Montironi'

Chinese Name:蒙帝罗尼

Japanese Name



Elena Longhi  Berlèse, 1845, Monographie, ed.3. Orthographic variant for ‘Hèléne Longhi’.

Elena Longo  Burdin Maggiore & Co. Catalogue, 1845, p.42.Orthographic error for ‘Hèléne Longhi’.

Elene Longo  Burdin Maggiore & Co. Catalogue, 1871-1872. Orthographic error for ‘Hélène Longhi’.

Elisabeth  Henry A Dreer, Philadelphia Catalogue, 1935, p.105. Synonyms variously given are ‘Montironi’, ‘Elizabeth’, ‘Teutonia White’, ‘Victoria and Albert’, However it appears that the cultivar in question was an erroneous name for Montironi.

Helena Longhi  Charles van Geert Catalogue, 1845. Orthographic variant for ‘Elena Longhi’, syn­onym for Montironi.

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» English Description

van Houtte Catalogue, 1841, 7:13: ‘This is the ‘Nobilissima Nova’ but more beautiful and more majestic’. (This is a formal double white with pink marks). Berlèse, 1845, Monographie, ed.3, p.289, No.608: C. ‘Montironi’ or ‘Hélène Longhi’(Italie). Vigorous pyramidal shrub, sparsely branched, leaves 4-5 cm wide, about 9-10 cm long, rounded or oval, rough surface, deeply indented, dark green, bud is oblong with greenish scales; flower is 10-11 cm wide, full, ranunculiform, (formal double) soft white, delicate pink, about 9-10 rows of petals, 4 cm wide x 5 cm long, concave, numerous, converging together, some whole, others slightly emarginate and imbricated throughout. Originated in Italy by Casoretti. For illustration see Verschaffelt, 1850, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book VII, pl.III as ‘Montironi Vera’. In USA this culti­var has been erroneously equated with Elisabeth and Teutonia and, in Australia, with ‘Don Pedro’, (Dom Pedro V, Rei de Portugal). Synonyms: ‘Hélène Longhi’, ‘Montironi Alba’, ‘Montironi White’, ‘Montironi Vera’, ‘Montironi Alba Vera’, ‘Montironi Nova’, ‘Montironi’(Casoretti) ‘Helena Longhi’. Orthographic errors: ‘Montirioni’, ‘Monteroni’, ‘Monteroni Vera’, ‘Monteroni White’, ‘Montirona Vera’, ‘Montironi Araba’, ‘Montaroni’, ‘Mortorini’, ‘Montironii’, ‘Montironii Vera’. Sports: Montironi Rubra, Tito Speri.

» Chinese Description

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.190.

Montironi蒙帝罗尼(C. japonica)红山茶。1841,意大利,Casoretti培育选出。完全形、白色底、淡粉斑、中大轮(1011cm)、花期12月、树性直立、长势强。同种异名:Helene LonghiMontironi Alba (白摩隆)Montironi WhiteMontironi Alba Verb Montironi NovaMontironi(Casoretti)。突变种:Montironi RubraTito Speri


Flower Size10-11 cm

Blooming Season1-2 Month United States