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Camellias Japonica varieties

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Asterids
Order:Ericales
Family:Theaceae
Genus:Camellia L.
Species About 100–250,

The camellias is a  flowering plant in the family Theaceae. They are native to eastern and southern Asia, from the Himalaya east to Japan and Indonesia. There are 100–250 described species, with some controversy over the exact number. The genus was named by Linnaeus after the Jesuit botanist George Joseph Kamel from Brno, who worked on the Philippines. This genus is famous throughout East Asia. The most famous member – though often not recognized as a camellia – is certainly the tea plant (C. sinensis).

Photos below are of camellias on the Te Henui Walkway 

Camellia Kate Sheppard   S 39° 03.510 E 174° 05.628
During the campaign for women’s suffrage, those who supported the 1893 Electoral Bill were presented with a white camellia to wear in their buttonhole. The white camellia has since become an endearing symbol of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, and a new variety, named after Kate Sheppard, was created for the 100th anniversary in 1993.
It is a large white informal double anemone, sometimes a touch of pale pink. It has a strong bushy growth.

Photos below are other camellias found on the Te Henui Walkway and Pukekura Park

Photographed at Lat 39 3'22.2"S   Long 174 5'35.6"E

Photographed in the  Watson street  area

Photographed in the  Watson street area


Photographed in the  Watson street  area

Photographed in the  Watson street  area

Photographed in the  Watson street  area

Photographed in the  Watson street  area

Photographed Waiwaka Reserve

Photographed Waiwaka Reserve

Photographed Waiwaka Reserve

Photographed  Watson St  area

Position lat 39 3' 30.1"S  long 174 5' 39.7" E    Datum WGS 84

Position   Lat 39 3' 30.6" E  Long 174 5' 40" E  Datum WGS 84

Position Lat 39 3' 23.7"S  174 5' 36.2" E  Datum WGS 84

Position 39 3' 38.038' S   174 5' 44.337" E    Datum WGS 84

Position lat 39  3' 37.319 S   Long 174  5' 44.693" E   Datum WGS 84

Position Lat 39 3'38.036" S   Long 174 5'44.586 E  Datum WGS 84

Camellia fujago purpurea.  Photographed at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth