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Superba

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Id:ICR-18745

CountryItaly

Year Published/Registered1833

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Superba'

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Meaning

Synonym

Magnificent (Chandler's) van Houtte Catalogue, 1844-1845, 18:14. Synonym for Superba as ‘Superba’(Palmer’s).

Superbe Shneiderff, ed., 1841, Catalogo delle Piante chi si Travano..., p.9. Orthographic variant for Superba.

Description

» English Description

Courtois, 1833, Magazin d’Horticulture, 1(pt.D):313: Superb. Double. Petals elliptic, concave, of vivid red. Berlèse, 1837, Monographie, ed.1, pp.88, 128: Leaves round-oval, 6 cm x 5 cm, serrate and somewhat undulate, thick, dull green. Flower large, semi-double in the form of a cup, cherry-red with a few stamens amongst small petals. Originated in Italy accord­ing to Berlèse. Synonym: ‘Superbe’. Note: Auguste van Geert, 1856, gives Vandesiana Superba as a synonym, but Berlèse lists them both with different descriptions.
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