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Taxon: Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze var. sinensis

 
Genus: Camellia
Subgenus: Thea
Section: Thea
Family: Theaceae
Tribe: Theeae
Nomen number: 400347
Place of publication:
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 12-Dec-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 18 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: beverage base (mainly processed as green tea)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Anhui Sheng, Zhejiang Sheng, Fujian Sheng, Henan Sheng, Hunan Sheng, Hubei Sheng, Jiangxi Sheng, Jiangsu Sheng, Guangdong Sheng, Guizhou Sheng, Shaanxi Sheng (s.), Sichuan Sheng, Yunnan Sheng (s.), Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu, Xizang Zizhiqu (s.e.)]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan


    Cultivated (widely cult.)

    Naturalized

    Asia-Temperate
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan [Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku]


    Other (exact native range obscure)

References:

  1. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  2. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Camellia+sinensis+var.+sinensis&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  3. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984-. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  4. Hara, H. et al. 1978-1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  5. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  6. Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993-. Flora of Japan.
  7. Kaundun, S. S. et al. 2000. Evaluation of the genetic diversity among elite tea (Camellia sinensis var. sinensis) accessions using RAPD markers. Euphytica 115:7-16. Note: Netherlands journal of plant breeding
  8. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  9. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  10. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  11. Rehm, S. & G. Espig. 1991. The cultivated plants of the tropics and subtropics
  12. Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. 1993-. Flora of India.
  13. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora.
  14. Wei, C. et al. 2018. Draft genome sequence of Camellia sinensis var. sinensis provides insights into the evolution of the tea genome and tea quality. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 115(18):E4151-E4158.
  15. Westphal, E. & P. C. M. Jansen, eds. 1989. A selection. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) A:72.
  16. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  17. Yang, H. et al. 2016. Genetic divergence between Camellia sinensis and its wild relatives revealed via genome-wide SNPs from RAD sequencing. PLoS One 11(3): e0151424. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151424

Check other web resources for Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze var. sinensis :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=400347. Accessed 8 December 2019.