Camellia japonica

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ranjini kamath

Jun 19, 2009, 5:48:39 AM6/19/09
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Hello all Here's a picture of Camellia japonica.Fam:
Theacea.Habitat-China,Japan,Indonesia.Taken at
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Prashant awale

Jun 19, 2009, 6:34:16 AM6/19/09
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Looks like some Abutilon Sp. Pl check..

rashida atthar

Jun 20, 2009, 4:43:43 AM6/20/09
Hi Ranjini and all,
Good Pics. I had seen these during our Shillong visit in March this year at various places. I am posting the one we saw at the experimental botanical park,Shillong for comparison. An interesting fact is the number of variable species of C.japonica and variable colours from  white to  shades of pink to red. Some of the C. japonica are named as C. japonica 'Lady Vansittart' (white and pink), C japonica 'Apple blossom' (very light pink), C.japonica 'Adophe Audusson'(orange red), C.japonica 'Extravaganza' (dark orange red), C. japonica 'Purity' (white with tinge of yellow), C.japonica 'Cinderalla' (red pink).


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J.M. Garg

Jul 9, 2009, 11:18:44 AM7/9/09
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Hi, Ranjini ji,
It may be Abutilon hybridum 'Master Hugh' as per link & as per Tropical Garden plants of India:
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ranjini kamath

Jul 10, 2009, 4:37:29 AM7/10/09
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Hello Garg ji   This matches the flower in the pic i had sent.The ID is confimed as Abutilon hybridum then.Thank you as well as Prashant ji.

ranjini kamath

Jul 17, 2009, 10:08:49 AM7/17/09
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Hello all     A trip to Lalbagh has cleared ID of this flower.It is Abutilon indicum.Fam.Malvaceae.Boards are in their rightful places.Waiting for the Camellia blooms now:)
                      Ranjini Kamath

Mahendra Prasad

Aug 12, 2009, 12:50:14 AM8/12/09
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Nice pic Ranjini.  Would also have liked  a pix of the front of the flower.
It must be rare for Camellias to flower as far south as Bangalore.
C. japonica is from the same genus as Camellia sinensis, the leaves of which provide us with Tea. Tea flowers are white, but it is rare to see a Tea flower  in Darjeeling, since the the  Tea "  trees " are heavily pruned to a height of 3' - 4', which may be over 100 yrs old. For more info here is a link :
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