Tea Flower

This is a genus where there is some disagreement among taxonomists as to what should be included. That is why the estimates range from between 100 to 250 species. It was named after the Czech Jesuit botanist, Georg Joseph Kamel.

There are hundreds and hundreds of named cultivars of camellia commonly grown in warmer temperate or subtropical regions. Check out the photos and you will see that many of them have flowers in the pink range and are difficult to distinguish from one another.

Camellia japonica Camellia


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