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The Database of International Camellia Register (DICR) is open to test today. All ICS members and camellia lovers are warmly welcome to visit the website: http://camellia.iflora.cn .Please help to test in order to find any problem when using this database and encourage you to upload photos for share. The photos in the database you uploaded, the copyright will be appointed by the uploader who own the copyright and the database will automatically record them. Your contributions are highly appreciated. The website will provide the instruction and videos on how to upload photos, how to use the website efficiently etc. It is the most comprehensive database includes all cultivars (Ornamental, Tea and Oil) in the genus Camellia. It supports three important languages (English, Chinese and Japanese) for Camellia world. It complies with the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (ICNCP), will greatly promote uniformity, accuracy, and stability in the naming of cultivated camellias. It is also an online open working platform, which could be edited most contents in the database by editors (or also called super-user, commonly those Regional Representatives) in different countries, and the database will automatically record who make changes for each entry as well as the time when make changes, to emphasis those contributions. This database was financially supported by the 13th Five-year Informatization Plan of Chinese Academy of Sciences，Grant No. XXH13505-03-209 and based in the Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, Yunnan, China.