Camellia cuspidata (Kochs) C.Wright

Shrub to about 4 m tall. Branchlets hairless. Leaves lanceolate to elliptic often long-pointed, mostly 5-8 cm long, to 3 cm wide. Bracts 4. Flowers white, 2-2.5 cm wide. Sepals cup-like. Petals 6-7 fused to the stamens which are fused together at point of junction with petals, otherwise free. Ovary hairless.

There are several varieties within this species and cultivated specimens are difficult to allocate precisely.

SW China

Hairless branchlets. Leaf tips often long pointed. Bracts 4. Ovary hairless.

Source: Withers, R.M.; Spencer, R. (1997). Camellia. In: Spencer, R.. 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.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Ericales
family       Theaceae
genus        Camellia L.