Small tree to 8 m or so tall with reddish bark. Leaves to about 12 cm long or more, elliptic to obovate. Flowers 6-9 cm wide, white, petals 6-9, stamens in a central yellow cluster. Fruit to 10 cm wide.
Seed of this plant became available in Australia in the 1960s.
China, Hong Kong
Source: (1997). Camellia. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.