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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Asia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, Japan, Korea, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Argentina Northeast, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Gulf of Guinea Is., India, Juan Fernández Is., Mauritius, Réunion, Seychelles, Trinidad-Tobago, Turkey

Camellia L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Coode, M.J.E. [6953], Brunei 61306.000
s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.] K001132293
s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.], Assam K001132294

First published in Sp. Pl.: 698 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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