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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Camellia sinensis   FAMILY Theaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Camellia sinensis   FAMILY Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Thea sinensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Tea


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image of Camellia sinensis, Tea

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_camellia_sinensis

August        Sri Lanka

This photo was taken at a tea plantation in Sri Lanka.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Camellia sinensis   FAMILY Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Camellia sinensis   FAMILY Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Thea sinensis

 

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2534

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Non-native: China

Habitat: Cultivated in plantations and as a horticultural novelty, rarely escaped, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
7-8 petals
Numerous stamens, adnate to the petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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