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)
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Introduced
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
Habitat: Understorey of evergreen forest
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 20 July 2006
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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: cultivated Camellia sinensis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Camellia sinensis
African Plant Database: Camellia sinensis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Camellia sinensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Camellia sinensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Camellia sinensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Camellia sinensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Camellia sinensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Camellia sinensis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): 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
The Plant List (version 1.1): Camellia sinensis
Tropicos: Camellia sinensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Camellia sinensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140340, retrieved 22 January 2017

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