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Radiata Ridolfi Believed Extinct

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Year Published/Registered1846

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Radiata Ridolfi'

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Raddiata  Fratelli Rovelli Catalogue, 1852, p.25. Orthographic error for ‘Radiata’. Synonym for Radiata Ridolfi.

Radiata Simplex  Giardino Inglese Caserta Catalogue, 1856. Synonym for ‘Ridolphi’s Radiata’ (Radiata Ridolfi).

Radiata Vera  Verschaffelt, 1848, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book VII, pl.II index. Synonym for Radiata Ridolfi.

Radiata  Ridolfi, Florence Catalogue, 1848, p.8. Renamed Radiata Ridolfi due to previous use of the name.


» English Description

van Houtte Catalogue, 1846-1847, 27:30: invalidly as ‘Radiata’: From Marquese Ridolfi. Light pink. Very regularly imbricated. Berlèse, 1849, Annales de la Societe Central d'Horticulture de France, p.132, says that the Ridolfi plant has light pink, bright pink and carmine flowers on the same plant. Verscheffelt, 1848, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book VII, pl.III invalidly as ‘Radiata’ and in index as ‘Radiata Vera’: The flower, 10-11 cm across, is imbricated with wide, round petals, slightly emarginate, rose coloured, veined deeper and intersected by a white central stripe. Ridolfi Catalogue, 1848, p.8, invalidly as ‘Radi­ata’: Perfectly imbricated double flower, outer petals dark red, paler centre, often with blush coloured segments. Lichtenthal, 1852, Manuale botanico enciclopedico popolare as Radiata Ridolfi: Regularly imbricated, beautiful clear rose. First order. Originated in Italy by Ridolfi, Florence. Synonyms: ‘Radiata Vera’and invalidly ‘Radiata’. Radiata Rosea Quadrupla. Ridolfi, 1843, Catalogue of Camellias Cultivated at Bibbiani. Originated in Bibbiani, Italy. No description. (Believed extinct)


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Blooming Season France