This is a blog where I post my photographs. I am an amateur photographer and I am ever learning as I go along!
Thursday, 9 June 2016
Camellia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae. They are found in eastern and southern Asia, from the Himalayas east to Japan and Indonesia. There are 100–300 described species, with some controversy over the exact number. There are also around 3,000 hybrids. The genus was named by Linnaeus after the Jesuit botanist Georg Joseph Kamel, who worked in the Philippines, though he never described a camellia. This genus is famous throughout East Asia; camellias are known as cháhuā (茶花) in Chinese, "tea flower", an apt designation, as tsubaki (椿) in Japanese, as dongbaek-kkot (동백꽃) in Korean and as hoa trà or hoa chè in Vietnamese. Here is Camellia hybrid 'Anticipation Variegated' (introduced in New Zealand, 1978). It is a very popular variety here in Australia and one sees it in many Melbourne gardens. This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.