Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze

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Camellia sinensis

Photo: Darrel Plowes
Chimanimani

Camellia sinensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe River, Aberfoyle, Honde Valley

Camellia sinensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe River, Aberfoyle, Honde Valley

Camellia sinensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe River, Aberfoyle, Honde Valley

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Synonyms: Thea sinensis L.
Common names: Tea (English)
Description: Usually a shrub, rarely a small tree.
Notes: Cultivated in large plantations, in the tropical, lower parts of the Eastern Highlands (Honde Valley, Mt Silinda).It has been recorded as a naturalised escape in the Chirinda Forest area and the forest areas close to the Eastern Highlands Tea Estates.
Derivation of specific name: sinensis: Chinese; of China
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Growth form(s): Tree.
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Flora of Malawi: Camellia sinensis
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Camellia sinensis
Flora of Mozambique: Camellia sinensis
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Camellia sinensis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Camellia sinensis

External websites:

African Plant Database: Camellia sinensis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Camellia sinensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Camellia sinensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Camellia sinensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Camellia sinensis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Camellia sinensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Camellia sinensis
Ispot Southern Africa : Camellia sinensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Camellia sinensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Camellia sinensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Camellia sinensis
Tropicos: Camellia sinensis
West African Plants database: Camellia sinensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Camellia sinensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=140340, retrieved 25 July 2016

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