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Songchunqui. (Farewell to Spring)

(C. reticulata)

Non-extinct

YĆ¼ & Bartholomew, 1980, American Camellia Yearbook, p.17: Crimson, mid-season. Originated at Tengchong. Feng et al., 1986, Yunnan Camellias of China, p.74, colour photo and description: Leaves oblong to elliptic, apices acuminate to long-acuminate, bases cuneate, 8-10 cm long x 3.5-5.5 cm wide. Flowers pink (RHS.CC.57C), diameter about 11 cm. Petals 14-17, folded over. Stamens numerous, divided into groups or undivided, placed among petals in the flower centre. Pistils well developed or rudimentary. Mid-season flowering. This cultivar was selected from an open pollinated plant of C.reticulata f. simplex in Tengchong. Synonyms: 'Farewell to Spring', 'Late Spring'. Different reading: 'Sung-ch'un-kuei'.

 

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