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Year Published/Registered1842

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Nitida'

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Chandler's Nitida  Savige, 1961, New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, vol.4, No.2, p.36. Synonym for Nitida.

Nitida (de la Chine)  Gheldorf, Const., 1844, Catalogue of Plants and Price List, p.10. Synonym for Nitida.

Nitida de Chandler  (C.japonica), van Houtte Catalogue, 1842, 9:55. No description. Verschaffelt, 1849, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book XI, pl.I as ‘Nitida’: A small, pink formal double with petals crossed by a white streak.Auguste van Geert Nursery Catalogue, 1848, p.20: Very floriferous, perfect imbrication, very thick petals, pink veined and spotted white. Synonym for Nitida.

Nitida Vera  Hazlewood & Jessep, 1972, Checklist - Camellia Cultivars from Nursery Catalogues, p.171. Synonym for Nitida.

Nitidi  Joseph Baumann, 1856, Prix Courant, p.5. Orthographic error for Nitida.

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» English Description

The Florist’s Journal, vol.3, 1842, pp.115, 116, 132: At the Royal South London Horticultural show on April 20th, 1842, Chandler exhibited a new camellia; an imported one called Nitida. Its habit is dwarfish and branching out with small foliage, flowers of exquisite shape with great regularity. The colour is a shaded crimson with white stripes. Imported from China by J. Reeves. Trillon, Le Mans Nursery Catalogue, 1843, p.7. No description. Anonymous, 1844, Harrison, ed., 1844, The Floricultural Cabinet, p.118. Charles van Geert Nursery Catalogue, 1845, p.10: Perfect imbrication, bright currant red, finer than Carswelliana. Orthographic error: ‘Nittida’, ‘Nitidi’. Synonym: ‘Nitida Vera’, ‘Nitida’ (de la Chine) ‘Nitida de Chandler’


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