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Camellia hongkongensis

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

Camellia hongkongensis (Chinese: 香港茶; literally: "Hong Kong tea"), the Hong Kong camellia, is a species of camellia.

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Description

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Camellia hongkongensis is a small evergreen tree which can grow to 10 m-30 feet tall. Of the camellia species native to Hong Kong, only this species bears red flowers.

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Its young branches are reddish brown. The leaves are leathery and oblong with 7–13 cm long. The young branches and leaf are glabrous.

Distribution

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In Hong Kong, three individuals of the species were first discovered in a ravine in Victoria Peak by Colonel Eyre in 1849; it is later found in Pok Fu Lam, Mount Nicholson, Mount Parker on Hong Kong Island. It is also found in Guangdong.

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Specimens of the Hong Kong camellia are living in the Shing Mun Arboretum public gardens. In Hong Kong, it is a protected species under Forestry Regulations Cap. 96A.

Camellia hongkongensis was introduced to Japan in 1958 from Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens.

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References

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