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

Malawi: 1 cultivated taxon.

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sinensis (L.) KuntzeDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Camellia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Camellia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Camellia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Camellia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Camellia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Camellia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Camellia
JSTOR Plant Science: Camellia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Camellia
Plants of the World Online: Camellia
Tropicos: Camellia
Wikipedia: Camellia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Camellia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=959, retrieved 22 June 2024

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