OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 7 taxa in the family Theaceae, Tea family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Silky Camellia, Virginia Stewartia, Stewartia

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Stewartia malacodendron   FAMILY: Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Stewartia malacodendron   FAMILY: Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Stewartia malacodendron 124-01-001   FAMILY: Theaceae

 

Habitat: Mesic forests, especially on beech-dominated bluffs or ‘upland islands’ in Coastal Plain swamps, steepheads, bayheads

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Camellia, Mountain Stewartia

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Stewartia ovata   FAMILY: Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Stewartia ovata   FAMILY: Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Stewartia ovata 124-01-002   FAMILY: Theaceae

 

Habitat: Mesic forests, especially along streams and on acidic bluffs, often in openings in rhododendron thickets (‘hells’), in the Coastal Plain of VA restricted to ravines

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Loblolly Bay, Gordonia

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Gordonia lasianthus   FAMILY: Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gordonia lasianthus   FAMILY: Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gordonia lasianthus 124-02-001   FAMILY: Theaceae

 

Habitat: Pocosins, bayheads, acidic, organic-rich swamp forests, wet pine savannas, bay forests

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Franklinia, Franklin Tree, Lost Gordonia

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Franklinia alatamaha   FAMILY: Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Franklinia alatamaha   FAMILY: Theaceae

 

Habitat: Habitat speculative, probably dry sandy ridges, near the mouth of the Altamaha River; believed to be extinct in the wild

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Camellia

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Camellia japonica   FAMILY: Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Camellia japonica   FAMILY: Theaceae

 

Habitat: Frequently cultivated, sometimes persistent around old home sites, at least weakly spreading near cultivated plants (Diamond 2013)

Non-native: China/Japan

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sasanqua, Sasanqua Camellia

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Camellia sasanqua   FAMILY: Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Camellia sasanqua   FAMILY: Theaceae

 

Non-native: Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Tea

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Camellia sinensis   FAMILY: Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Camellia sinensis   FAMILY: Theaceae

 

Habitat: Cultivated in plantations and as a horticultural novelty, rarely escaped

Non-native: China

 


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