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Camellia granthamiana

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Theaceae
Scientific name  Camellia granthamiana
Rank  Species
Order  Ericales
Genus  Camellia
Higher classification  Camellia
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Similar  Camellia, Theaceae, Camellia hongkongensis, Camellia crapnelliana, Camellia grijsii

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Camellia granthamiana (Chinese: 葛量洪茶), or Grantham's camellia, is a rare, endangered species of Camellia, which was first discovered in Hong Kong in 1955.

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The distribution of the species is limited in both Hong Kong and Mainland China. Only one individual of the species was found at that time when it was discovered. A few more wild populations were found in Ma On Shan and also in Guangdong (including Shenzhen ).

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It was first discovered in the ravine of Tai Mo Shan in 1955 by AFCD. It was named in honour of the then Governor of Hong Kong, Sir Alexander Grantham.

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Tai Mo Shan Montane Scrub Forest in the upper Shing Mun Valley was assigned as a Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in 1975 as the forest supports this rare species and other species, Camellia waldenae, Amentotaxus argotaenia and many species of orchids.

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In Hong Kong, it is a protected species under Forestry Regulations Cap. 96A.

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References

Camellia granthamiana Wikipedia


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