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Speciosa Believed Extinct

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Year Published/Registered1834

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Speciosa'

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Japanese Name



Curio  Camellia Grove Nursery Catalogue, 1944. Synonym for Speciosa.

Geante des Battailes  Fendig, 1953, American Camellia Catalogue. Orthographic error for ‘Giante des Battailles’, synonym for Rawesiana as ‘Speciosa’.

La Speciosa  Volonte Catalogue, 1888. Synonym for Speciosa.


» English Description

J.E. von Reider, 1834, Die Beschreibung und Kultur der Azaleen, Cactus, Camelien..., p.220. No description. James Burnett ed., 1837, The Magazine of Botany and Gardening..., vol.3, new series, p.153: In addition to ‘Speciosa’ syn. ‘Rawesiana’, Rossii of France and ‘Rawes Variegated Camellia’ there is also listed a Speciosa in French catalogues. A large, dark crimson, sin­gle camellia; a Mertens & Fontaine, Collection de cent espèces.....camellia, 1845, pl.64. The flower measures 7.5 cm. The 4 exterior rows of petals are overlapping, broad, rounded convex, bent outward and indented. Centre petals are small, tight, shredded and in a globule Colour draws on red-cherry.good variety for seed, and not inferior in beauty to any of the double sort. (Believed extinct)


Flower Size

Blooming Season France