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Taxon: Camellia assamica (J. W. Mast.) W. Wight nothosubsp. lasiocalyx (Planch. ex G. Watt) W. Wight

Synonym of Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze var. sinensis

Genus: Camellia
Subgenus: Thea
Section: Thea
Family: Theaceae
Tribe: Theeae
Nomen number: 480593
Place of publication: Curr. Sci. 31:299, f. 3. 1962
Link to protologue:
  • • a validly published combination (it cited the author of the basionym in the literature, see ICN Art. 41.5, although page citation correctable according to Art. 41.8)
  • • better placed as a hybrid under Camellia sinensis but not name exists
Name Verified on: 07-May-2018 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


  1. Wambulwa, M. C. et al. 2016. Insights into the genetic relationships and breeding patterns of the African tea germplasm based on nSST markers and cpDNA sequences. Front. Plant Sci. 7:1244. Note: this taxon is recognized as "Cambod tea" and as synonym of Camellia sinensis var. assamica
  2. Wambulwa, M. C. et al. 2016. Nuclear microsatellites reveal the genetic architecture and breeding history of tea germplasm of East Africa. Tree Genet. Genomes 12:11. Note: an analysis of the genetic structure of all 193 tea samples included 24 accessions belonging to this taxon; the latter formed a distinct group using a K=3, while K=2 favoured the grouping with Camellia sinensis var. sinensis

Check other web resources for Camellia assamica (J. W. Mast.) W. Wight nothosubsp. lasiocalyx (Planch. ex G. Watt) W. Wight :

  • 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=480593. Accessed 8 August 2020.