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: (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.