Tuesday, 9 July 2013

RED CAMELLIA

Camellia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae. They are found in eastern and southern Asia, from the Himalayas 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 Georg Joseph Kamel, who worked in the Philippines, though he never described a camellia. This genus is famous throughout East Asia; camellias are known as cháhuā in Chinese, "tea flower", an apt designation, as tsubaki in Japanese, as dongbaek-kkot in Korean and as hoa trà or hoa chè in Vietnamese.Of economic importance in the Indian subcontinent and Asia, leaves of C. sinensis are processed to create the popular beverage, tea. The ornamental Camellia japonica, Camellia oleifera and Camellia sasanqua and their hybrids are represented in cultivation by a large number of cultivars.

This post is part of the Nature Footsteps Floral Macros meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme.



10 comments:

  1. Your camellia is a delightful, vibrant red! Each photo is a wonderful perspective of that beauty!

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  2. Very nice macro images. Happy RT2.

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  3. Beautiful color and pictures!

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  4. Great shots of this vibrant flower. The macros, in particular, are fabulous.

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  5. Fantastic close ups of the camellia! Gorgeous color!

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  6. Stunning macro and such a vibrant color!

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  7. Very beautiful! It's so different seeing them so close! My mother grew beautiful pink ones, I never imagined they were any other color!

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  8. for this flower the first shot is my favourite. Love ato see teh entire flower against the green leaves.

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