5147.000 Camellia L.


Description of the genus

Evergreen trees or shrubs. Sepals 5-6. Petals 5-14, usually united at base. Stamens numerous. Fruit a 1-5-locular capsule, splitting from the apex with a persistent axis. Seeds unwinged.Usually pronounced in English as if there was only one l; ca-mee-lia.

Worldwide: c. 200 species in Indomalesia and E Asia

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Camellia sinensis

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japonica L.
sinensis (L.) KuntzeDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Camellia:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Camellia
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Camellia
Flora of Mozambique: Camellia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Camellia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Camellia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Camellia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Camellia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Camellia
Wikipedia: Camellia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Camellia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Camellia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Camellia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=959, retrieved 18 September 2021

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