Camellia crapnelliana

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Camellia crapnelliana
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Theaceae
Genus: Camellia
C. crapnelliana
Binomial name
Camellia crapnelliana
Fruit of Camellia crapnelliana

Camellia crapnelliana, Crapnell's camellia (Chinese: 紅皮糙果茶 or 克氏茶), is a flowering Camellia native to Hong Kong and China.

In 1903, the species was first collected and described by W. J. Tutcher from Mount Parker, Hong Kong; only one plant was found at that time.[2]


Camellia crapnelliana is a 5–7 metres [16–23 ft] tall small tree with thickly leathery leaves and solitary and terminal flowers.


It is distributed in Hong Kong on in Mount Parker, and in Mau Ping on Ma On Shan peak. It is also distributed in Guangxi, Fujian, Zhejiang in China.[3]


The seed oil is edible.

Camellia crapnelliana was introduced to Japan in 1968. Only a small number of plants have been cultivated in Japan because grafting on Camellia japonica or Camellia sasanqua is difficult.[2]


In Hong Kong, Camellia crapnelliana is a protected species under Forestry Regulations Cap. 96A.


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