Taxon: Camellia japonica L.

 
Genus: Camellia
  Subgenus: Camellia
    Section: Camellia
Family: Theaceae
      Tribe: Theeae
Nomen number: 8711
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:698. 1753
Name Verified on: 12-Dec-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 31-Aug-2006
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 105 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: disease resistance for tea (hybrids with Camellia sinensis for anthranose)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of China tea (based on reduced cross compatibility with Camellia sinensis fide Jap Agric res Quat 24:112-113. 1990)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, - Kyushu, - Ryukyu Islands, - Shikoku; Korea, South

  • Cultivated:

    . widely cult.

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