Plant Diversity ›› 1998, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (02): 1-3.

• Articles •    

The Classification, Differentiation and Distribution of the Genus Camellia Sect. Camellia

Ming Tien-lu   

  1. Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650204;Deportment of Biology Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000
  • Online:1998-04-25 Published:1998-04-25

Abstract: So far about 72 species, 1 subspecies and 7 varieties had been validly published in Sect. Camellia. C. lienshanensis of Sect.Corallina and C. arinlngensis of Sect. Paracamellia were in- cluded in this section. Through study and revision, 12 species and 6 varieties were defined, others were reduced into relevant species and varieties as synonyms. Individual variation of species were discussed with the differentiation, distribution and natural hybridization.

Key words: Camelia