Camellia tsaii var. tsaii

Shrub. Branchlets hairy. Leaves oblong to elliptic or lanceolate, rather thin and papery, shiny above, veins raised below. Bracts 4-5. Flowers cup-like on stalks to 8 mm long. Petals 5, white, joined shortly to the stamens at the base, generally with a pink patch on the outside when in bud. Stamens 1-1.5 cm long, united at the base to form a fleshy tube. Ovary hairless. Fruit 1-seeded, mostly less than 1 cm wide.

China, Burma, SE Asia

Small, relatively thin leaves.

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.
species         Camellia tsaii Hu