Taxon: Camellia sasanqua Thunb.

Genus: Camellia
Subgenus: Camellia
Section: Oleifera
Family: Theaceae
Tribe: Theeae
Nomen number: 8731
Place of publication: J. A. Murray, Syst. veg. ed. 14:632. 1784 May-Jun (Fl. jap. 273, t. 30. 1784 Aug)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 20-Apr-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 20-Apr-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Eur Gard F; Hortus 3)
  • Materials: lipids (from seeds fide Pl Book; Hortus 3)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan Kyushu, Ryukyu Islands, Shikoku

  • Cultivated


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. (F Japan)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). (F JapanOhwi)
  • Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehder, A. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs. (Rehder)
  • Walker, E. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands. (F Okin)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)


Check other web resources for Camellia sasanqua Thunb. :

  • 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.