Research Paper

Camellia chinmeii, a new species of Camellia sect. Paracamellia in Taiwan

Shih-Lin Lee, Tsung-Yu Aleck Yang

Published on: 25 July 2019

Page: 321 - 325

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2019.64.321


A new species of Camellia chinmeii S.L. Lee & T.Y.A. Yang (Theaceae; sect. Paracamellia Sealy) is described. Camellia chinmeii has sessile flowers, six to ten perules, four or five white, early deciduous petals, yellow radiating stamens separate to the base or nearly so, style 6-7 mm long and fused 1/2 to 2/3 from the base, densely tomentose ovary. The fruit is a globose, beaked or unbeaked capsule.

Keyword: Camellia chinmeii, New species, Section Paracamellia, Theaceae, Taiwan

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