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Anita

(C. japonica)

Non-extinct

Armstrong Nursery Catalogue, 1940, with illustr.: Original tree on the Baldwin Estate, California, USA, origin Unknown. Large semi-double, light pink striped carmine red. Vigorous, upright, compact growth. Sports: Anita's Blush, Rio Rita, White Anita. According to the American Camellia Catalogue, 1951, the bloom is 9-11 cm across by 3.7 cm deep, with 3 loosely formed rows of round petals, slightly notched, 18-20 in number. Stamens short and central, filaments whitish yellow; anthers dark yellow. Leaves, medium size, olive green, 2.7 cm x 1.3 cm; leathery texture, tips short and blunt, midrib heavy, serrations black tipped, shallow and average. See colour photo Macoboy, 1981, The Colour Dictionary of Camellias, p.70.

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