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Taxon: Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze var. dehungensis (H. T. Chang & B. H. Chen) T. L. Ming

Genus: Camellia
Subgenus: Thea
Section: Thea
Family: Theaceae
Tribe: Theeae
Nomen number: 476990
Place of publication: Acta Bot. Yunnan. 14:128. 1992
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 30-May-2016 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: beverage base substitute for China tea;

Distributional Range:


    • CHINA: China [Yunnan Sheng]


  1. Chen, J. et al. 2005. Genetic diversity and differentiation of Camellia sinensis L. (cultivated tea) and its wild relatives in Yunnan province of China, revealed by morphology, biochemistry and allozyme studies. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 52:41-52. Note: as "(H. T. Chang et Chen) Ming"
  2. Chen, L. & S. Yamaguchi. 2002. Genetic diversity and phylogeny of tea plant (Camellia sinensis) and its related species and varieties in the section Thea genus Camellia determined by randomly amplified polymorphic DNA analysis. J. Hort. Sci. Biotechnol. 77:729-732. Note: as Camellia dehungensis
  3. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition). Note: as Camellia sinensis var. dehungensis "(Hung T. Chang & B. H. Chen) T. L. Ming"

Check other web resources for Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze var. dehungensis (H. T. Chang & B. H. Chen) T. L. Ming :

  • 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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=476990. Accessed 12 July 2020.