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(C. japonica)

Non-extinct

Nuccio's Nurseries Catalogue, 1963: Red, semi-double. American Camellia Yearbook, 1965, p.250, Reg. No.714: (SCCS., No.63-7). A 12 year old C.japonica seedling that first bloomed 1955; originated by the Nuccio's Nurseries, Altadena, California, USA. The semi-double, orange-red flowers with yellow stamens, are 10 cm across with a form similar to 'Donckelaeri' (Masayoshi). Vigorous, upright growth. Blooms early to mid-season. See colour illustrations: Front cover, SCCS., 1963, The Camellia Review, vol.25, No.2; Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.II, 1978, pl.152, p.73. Chinese synonym: 'Yehuo'.

 

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