Camellia japonica L., Sp. Pl. 698 1753. (Syn: Camellia bonnardii Berl. ex Lem.; Camellia florida Salisb.; Camellia hozanensis (Hayata) Hayata; Camellia japonica f. albipetala H. T. Chang; Camellia japonica subsp. hortensis (Makino) Masam. & Yanagita; Camellia japonica var. hozanensis (Hayata) Yamamoto; Camellia japonica f. longifolia Uyeki; Camellia japonica var. macrocarpa Masam.; Camellia kaempferia Reboul; Camellia mutabilis Paxton; Camellia nakaii (Hayata) Hayata; Camellia planipetala Lem.; Camellia sylvestris Berlese; Camellia tsubakki Crantz; Thea camellia Hoffmanns.; Thea hortensis Makino; Thea japonica (L.) Baillon; Thea japonica var. hortensis Makino; Thea japonica var. spontanea Makino; Thea nakaii Hayata);
China (Shandong, E-Zhejiang), Japan (Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu), Ryukyu Isl., South Korea, Taiwan (I), Java (I), Vietnam (I), Nepal (I), Sao Tome (I), Madeira (I) (Madeira Isl. (I)), Mexico (I), Honduras (c), Bolivia (I), Colombia (I), USA (I) (Florida (I), Georgia (I), North Carolina (I), South Carolina (I)) as per Catalogue of life;
Japanese Camellia; 


Camellia for Bot ID – 060711 – RK-2: 12/04/11 Los Altos, California
Habitat – garden
Ht – 51/2′
Flower size – 5-6″

Camellia japonica cultivar


Camellia for Bot ID – 060711 – RK-1: I have only these 2 photographs.
Date/time – March 2011;1st week
Location – Los Altos, California
Habitat – garden
Plant habit – Large Shrub
Ht – 51/2 ‘

Again Camellia japonica cultivar

6 posts by 4 authors.
Requesting to please ID this plant captured in the Ooty Botanical Gardens, Ooty in November 2013.

Should be Camellia japonica.

check with Gordonia obtusa

Resembles more like Camellia japonica….

Thanks …, hopefully experts will validate this.

I also feel that it is Camellia japonica.

Fwd: CAMELLIA : 3 posts by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Two collages of Camellia

I think closer to images at Camellia japonica

SK1774 01 Feb 2019 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)- around 400 kb each.
Location Gyaneswor, Kathmandu, Nepal
Elevation :  4500 ft.
Date  1 February 2019
Habit : Cultivated
Camelia hybrid ??

camellia sp.cant decide on the cultivar

OK !

I think its Camellia japonica cultivar

For reference :



id please: Requesting to identify this plant.
I tried searching for tree rose but am baffled by the stump size in image 1.
I don’t have higher resolution images.
The multiple colours look like some grafting was done.
Can someone pls explain in detail what we seem to have here and how this has been achieved.

Looks like some species of Camellia to me. Not rose.

nice bushy “Tree”… I agree with ..:  dense leathery leaves are that of  camellia… and flowers none too
clear seem to be camellia too….
    I want know this from you, please …. what state or country did you see this tree? what time of the year was it when you photographed this tree ?

I can’t get this ‘tree’ out of my head 🙂
.. – the pics are from a video extract shot in Hawkes bay, New Zealand of legendary biodynamic farmer Peter Proctor “One man,one cow,one planet”

did you take this video?  when? and do you know mr proctor? How does he manage Biodynamic farming in these modern days? DOes he still bury cow horns full of nutrition in the soil and develop  ‘ fertilizer’ as done in the beginning of biodynamic farming? Would love to know….

flowering tree for id mm2 27 05 2012:
this tree was growing in front of a church in darjeeling
the trees was not more than fifteen feet high
the flowers had no fragrance
photographed in the first week of april

camellia species binomial dont know

Camellia hybrid and an old, old tree too!

thank you for this information
it was a beautiful wizened old tree

Question is:  is it worrisome?
should some of those living on the bark of this tree be removed…?


Flower ID:
Please help me identify this flower. The picture was taken in Darjeeling, West Bengal.

–  Its a camellia…. comes in many colors, but this red is very popular in India.


Flora from Srinagar Ornamental for Id 09072013 CS3 : Attachments (2). 4 posts by 2 authors.
This woody shrub had the most magnificent flowers. Cultivated plant at Hotel City Forest Srinagar

One more shot of the plant

It could be Camelia species.

It does look like from some of the images available on google.

… you were lucky to have captured it. Have clicked lot in California but never in Kashmir.

Sir there is this Hotel City forest behind the UN office at Srinagar. We stayed there for a week. This was planted there at the front. I was so fascinated by this one like a lotus on a tree

May be Camellia japonica L.

Yes …, you are right.


Camellia japonica L. : 7 posts by 1 author. 6 images- 5 to 7 mb each.
Location: Panipokhari, Kathmandu
Date: 13 March 2020
Elevation: 1350 m.
Habit : Cultivated

Flower for Id -ID 01082020SH1 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)- 2 mb.
Going through some old, unidentified photos in this Lockdown period. I had referred to this earlier via Flower for Id- ID24102016SH3. But couldn’t get the clue.
Flower for Id
Location – Shillong
Date – October 2016

Appears to be Camellia.

Looks like Camellia japonica.

I guess correct ID.

Flower for Id – ID24102016SH3 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Flower for Id pl.
Location – Shillong
Date – 15.10.2016

Camellia japonica as per Flower for Id -ID 01082020SH1


Camellia japonica ‘Monjisu Red’ from California-GS28102020-4 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Camellia japonica ‘Monjisu Red’ , photographed from Filoli Gardens, California, 22-6-2019.


Camellia japonica ‘Alba’ from California-GS28102020-5 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Camellia japonica ‘Alba’  photographed from University of California Botanical Garden, 22-4-2019


Camellia japonica var. macrocarpa Masam.
Now considered as synonym of C. japonica
Photographed from University of California Botanical Garden, California, 11-5-2014

Shillong plant for ID – 7 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Rosa or Rhododendron

Camellia japonica L.

Camellia japonica ‘Desire’ from California-GS24042023-2: 3 high res. images.
Camellia japonica ‘Desire’, a double large flowered cultivar with pink flowers fading to white.
Clicked from Fremont, California.

Yes, appears so as per images at


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