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Tom Knudsen

(C. japonica)

Non-extinct

American Camellia Yearbook, 1967, p.233, Reg. No.961: A 10 year old chance seedling that first bloomed 1956; originated by Frank Maitland, Sylmar, California, USA. Plant growth is upright and sturdy with dark green leaves, 7.5 cm long x 5.5 cm wide. The very dark red flowers range from rose form double to formal double with a velvety sheen. The flower is 11 cm across x 7.5 cm deep with 50 petals and 4 petaloids. Blooms early to mid-season. See p.120, Macoboy, 1981, The Colour Dictionary of Camellias. Sport: Tom Knudsen Variegated. Chinese synonyms: 'Tangmu Nashen' and 'Hongzhenzhu'..

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