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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Camellia japonica   FAMILY Theaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Camellia japonica   FAMILY Theaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Camellia


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image of Camellia japonica, Camellia

Paul Thompson    pstcamellia_japonica

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Leaves are elliptical to ovate, sharply serrate, glossy with acuminate tips. — Clemson Extension

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Camellia japonica   FAMILY Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Camellia japonica   FAMILY Theaceae

 

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2533

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Non-native: China/Japan

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

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Winter/SpringFall
White/Pink/Rose/Red
Bisexual
5-7 petals
Numerous stamens, adnate to the petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Winter/SpringFall
Capsule

 

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