This genus is famous throughout East Asia; camellias are known as cháhuā (茶花) in Chinese, "tea flower", an apt designation, as tsubaki (椿) in Japanese, as dongbaek-kkot (동백꽃) in Korean and as hoa trà or hoa chè in Vietnamese. Of economic importance in the Indian subcontinent and Asia, leaves of C. sinensis are processed to create the popular beverage, tea. The ornamental Camellia japonica, Camellia oleifera and Camellia sasanqua and their hybrids are represented in cultivation by a large number of cultivars.
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Hiya Nick, How interesting:ReplyDelete
I had no idea that is where the name came from.
C. sinensis - I wonder if we could grow our own [green] tea. That would be fun.
Thanks for the party.
Love this macro of the camellia! Beautiful shot:) Thanks for hosting.ReplyDelete
Camellia always make me think of the old book and movie :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting :)
Very pretty indeed!ReplyDelete
Tea flowers seems like a perfect name. Beautiful colors and shapes in ur photo.ReplyDelete
How beautiful is that camellia! Beautiful macro! here's my entry! https://thegirlthatdreamsawake.wordpress.com/2016/06/17/pretty-flowers/ReplyDelete
Fabulous capture! Have a great weekend and thank you for hosting.ReplyDelete
I love camellia, dear Nick! I Like the smell and how they look like.ReplyDelete
Wishing you a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for your comment!
Dear Nick, a lovely shot from the heart! Thanks for your comment, I can always read it! So you don't have to worry. Have a nice weekend. HettyReplyDelete
Oh, I love camellias! I was fortunate enough to be in Florida during February when all their Camellias were in bloom. What a treat that was!ReplyDelete
Stunning, a very beautiful close up of your camellia, and what a great macro shot!ReplyDelete
Heisann.... Summer holiday starts, and I can enjoy the garden the whole day.... Hope the best for your weekend ;:OD)ReplyDelete
Marvelous macro! Thanks for hosting.ReplyDelete
I like camellien very much. They make me think of nice old ladies having their teatime.ReplyDelete
Have a nice weekend. Greetings, Nicole
Fantastic macro shot !!ReplyDelete
Happy weekend !
It's interesting how they got their name. Also great colours and a wonderful macro!ReplyDelete
Have a nice weekend, dear Nick. Best wishes,
a lovely shot.......fantastic Nick...ReplyDelete
Have a nice weekend Jen
Very Beautifull, wish you a nice week!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous Closeup pic Nick!!!ReplyDelete