Plant Diversity ›› 2014, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (05): 585-589.DOI: 10.7677/ynzwyj201413224

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Rediscovery of Camellia tonkinensis (Theaceae) after More Than 100 Years

YANG Shi-Xiong-1, Nguyen Hieu2, ZHAO Dong-Wei-1, SHUI Yu-Min-1   

  1. 1 Key Laboratory for Plant Diversity and Biogeography of East Asia, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650201, China; 2 Center for Plant Conservation of Vietnam (CPC), Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations, 25/32 Lane 191, Lac Long Quan Rd., Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Received:2013-11-20 Online:2014-09-25 Published:2014-01-08
  • Supported by:

    The National Natural Science Foundation of China (31270246) and the Knowledge Innovation Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (KSCX2-EW-Z-1, KSCX2-EW-Z-10)


Camellia tonkinensis is recollected after more than 100 years with extending distribution in northern Vietnam. CJ. Pitard described this species in 1910 based on the collections of B. Balansa in 1887 from Mt. Bavi. Added description of flower and location of new collection are provided.

Key words: Camellia tonkinensis, Ngoc So,nNgo Luong Nature Reserve, Recollection, Vietnam

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