Camellia petelotii

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Camellia petelotii is a species of plant in the family Theaceae.[2] It is found in China and Vietnam. It may be called the golden camellia and synonyms include C. chrysantha and Camellia nitidissima.

Golden camellia
Camellia chrysantha.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Theaceae
Genus: Camellia
C. petelotii
Binomial name
Camellia petelotii
(Merr.) Sealy
  • Camellia achrysantha Hung T.Chang & S.Ye Liang
  • Camellia chrysantha (Hu) Tuyama
  • Camellia chrysantha f. longistyla S.L.Mo & Y.C.Zhong
  • Camellia nitidissima C.W.Chi
  • Thea petelotii Merr.
  • Theopsis chrysantha Hu

It is threatened by habitat loss. It originates from southern China and Vietnam where it has been used to make tea; it has also been propagated as a garden plant for its yellow flowers, which are unusual in a camellia.


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