Camellia reticulata (syn. C. heterophylla) is a species of Camellia native to southwestern China, in Yunnan Province. The wild populations are restricted to mixed mountain forest in western and central Yunnan.
It is a loosely-branched shrub or small tree, which can grow up to 10–15 metres in height. The leaves are elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 5–11 cm long and 4–5.5 cm wide. The venation is obscure. The flowers are 6–10 cm in diameter, soft-pink to deep-pink, with 5–11 petals. They are perulate, terminal or axillary; flowering is in January to March in south-east China. The fruit capsule is about 3.6 cm long and 4.6 cm diameter.
Symbolism and uses
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