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 Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

Uncommon in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

Uncommon in GA Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Loblolly Bay, Gordonia

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

Common in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

Historically in GA, but not recently seen

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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