Camellia indochinensis Merr.
  • J. Arnold Arbor.

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Camellia indochinensis Merr. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 10 Jul 2020'

General Information

Shrubs 1-4 m tall. Young branches yellowish brown; current year branchlets purplish brown, slender, glabrous. Petiole 5-8 mm, glabrous, adaxially grooved; leaf blade elliptic, obovate-elliptic, or oblong-ovate, 6-10.5 × (2.5-)3-4.5 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially pale green, brown glandular punctate, and becoming glaucescent when dry, adaxially dark green and becoming grayish green when dry, both surfaces glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 6 or 7 on each side of midvein, abaxially raised, and adaxially slightly impressed, reticulate veins abaxially slightly raised and adaxially visible, base broadly cuneate, margin serrulate, apex acute to acuminate. Flowers axillary, solitary, 1-3.5 cm in diam. Pedicel 3-13 mm, slender; bracteoles 5 or 6, not covering pedicel, semiorbicular to broadly ovate, 0.5-1.5 × 1-2.5 mm, glabrous or outside farinose-puberulent, margin ciliolate. Sepals 5, orbicular, 2-3 mm, concave, glabrous or outside farinose-puberulent, margin ciliolate. Petals 8 or 9, pale yellow to yellowish white; outer 3 or 4 petals suborbicular, 5-7 × 4-6 mm; inner petals obovate to oblong, 8-15 × 5-6 mm, basally connate for ca. 2 mm. Stamens 8-10 mm, glabrous; outer filament whorl basally connate for 3-4 mm. Ovary ovoid, ca. 1.5 mm in diam., glabrous; styles 3, distinct, ca. 1 cm. Capsule oblate, (2 or)3-coccal, 1-1.5 × 1.5-2.5 cm; pericarp 1-1.5 mm thick. Seeds hemispherical, brown, glabrous. Fl. Dec-Jan, fr. Sep-Oct. 2n = 30.

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