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Taxon: Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze var. assamica (J. W. Mast.) Kitam.

 
Genus: Camellia
Subgenus: Thea
Section: Thea
Family: Theaceae
Tribe: Theeae
Nomen number: 8733
Place of publication: Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 14:59. 1950
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 12-Dec-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: beverage base (mainly processed as black tea)

Distributional Range:

    Native

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

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


    Cultivated (widely cult.)

References:

  1. 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.
  2. Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage
  3. 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+var.+assamica&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  4. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984-. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  5. Hara, H. et al. 1978-1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  6. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  7. Kaundun, S. S. & S. Matsumoto. 2003. Development of CAPS markers based on three key genes of the phenylpropanoid pathway in Tea, Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze, and differentiation between assamica and sinensis varieties. Theor. Appl. Genet. 106:375-383.
  8. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
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  10. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  11. Rehm, S. & G. Espig. 1991. The cultivated plants of the tropics and subtropics
  12. Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. 1993-. Flora of India.
  13. Singh, D. & P. Singh Ahuja. 2006. 5S rDNA gene diversity in tea (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze) and its use for variety identification. Genome 49:91-96.
  14. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1970-. Flora of Thailand.
  15. Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  16. Wambulwa, M. C. et al. 2016. Insights into the genetic relationships and breeding patterns of the African tea germplasm based on nSSR markers and cpDNA sequences. Front. Plant Sci. 7: Art. 1214, pages 1-12.
  17. Westphal, E. & P. C. M. Jansen, eds. 1989. A selection. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) A:72.
  18. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).

Check other web resources for Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze var. assamica (J. W. Mast.) Kitam. :

  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=8733. Accessed 8 December 2019.