Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Yobukodori (Chūbu)'
Japanese Name：呼子鳥（中部） よぶこどり（ちゆうぶ）
Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.231. Synonym for Chūbu-yobukodori.
» English Description
Tuyama, 1966, Camellia Cultivars of Japan, p.150. Different reading: ‘Yobikodori-Nagoya’. Widely cultivated in the Chūkyō district, it has smaller flowers than that of the Tokyo Yobukodori and its colour is pink, including some rose colour. It has a small leaf, linear, long-elliptic, like a sasanqua. According to Mr Kiyoshi, Sekiya, this cultivar exists in the Mie and Gifu Prefectures. The name ‘Yobukodori’ appears in the Manyōshū of ancient times and means a parent bird calling for its young or for a lost mate. It is also the name for the Cuckoo. It is also known as ‘Yobikodori’ and there is another name for it in Western Japan, which is ‘Miyakodori’.