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Taxon: Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze

 
Genus: Camellia
Subgenus: Thea
Section: Thea
Family: Theaceae
Tribe: Theeae
Nomen number: 8732
Place of publication: Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada 10:195. 1887
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 12-Dec-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 59 (17 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring
  • Human food:
  • Medicines: folklore; folklore (source of caffeine & theophylline)
  • Social: stimulant; stimulant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Guangdong Sheng, Yunnan Sheng (s.), Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu]

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India [Assam]
    • INDO-CHINA: Indochina, Myanmar (n.), Thailand (n.)


    Cultivated (widely cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  3. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  5. Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage
  6. Farnsworth, N. R. & D. D. Soejarto. 1988. Global importance of medicinal plants (unpublished draft manuscript rev. 23)
  7. 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&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  8. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984-. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  9. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  10. Hara, H. et al. 1978-1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  11. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  12. Jiangsu Inst. Bot., ed. v. 1; Shan. R. H., ed. v. 2. 1977-1982. Jiangsu Zhiwuzhi (Flora of Jiangsu).
  13. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2
  14. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
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  16. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  17. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  18. Meegahakumbura, M K. et al. 2016. Indications for three independent domestication events for tea plant (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze) and new insights into the origin of tea germplasm in China and India revealed by nuclear microsatellites. PLoS One 11(5): e0155369.
  19. Meegahakumbura, M. K. et al. 2018. Domestication origin and breeding history of the tea plant (Camellia sinensis) in China and India based on nuclear microsatellites and cpDNA sequence data. Front. Plant Sci. 8:2270.
  20. Meyer, F. G. et al. 1994. A catalog of cultivated woody plants of the southeastern United States
  21. Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). Note: = Thea sinensis
  22. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  23. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  24. Rehm, S. & G. Espig. 1991. The cultivated plants of the tropics and subtropics
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  26. Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. 1993-. Flora of India.
  27. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1970-. Flora of Thailand.
  28. Steward, A. N. 1958. Manual of vascular plants of the lower Yangtze valley.
  29. Vossen, H. A. M. van der & M. Wessel, eds. 2000. Stimulants. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 16:55.
  30. Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  31. Westphal, E. & P. C. M. Jansen, eds. 1989. A selection. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 72-79.
  32. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition). Note: with four varieties: var. assamica, var. dehungensis, var. pubilimba and var. sinensis
  33. 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 :

  • 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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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=8732. Accessed 13 November 2019.