Camellia japonica L. - syn.Thea japonica (L.) Baill.; Camellia rusticana Honda - Theaceae
ツバキ tsubaki (椿, jap.), 山茶 shan cha (chin.), Japanese camellia, Japanische Kamelie

Evergreen shrub or tree, up to 6m high, native to Japan and Korea, cultivated as ornamental; leaves elliptic or oblong-elliptic, leathery, glabrous, abaxially pale green and brown glandular punctate, adaxially dark green; flowers axillary or subterminal, solitary or paired, petals 6 or 7 or more, white or rose; fruit a globose capsule with 1-2 brown seeds.

Volatiles of C.japonica flowers included monoterpenes like linalool and linalool oxides as well as benzenoids like 2-phenylethanol, acetophenone, benzyl alcohol, benzaldehyde, methyl benzoate, and methyl salicylate.
[Studies on the volatile compounds of Camellia flowers., Omata A, Yomogida K, Nakamura S, Ota T, Izawa Y., J Jpn Soc Hortic Sci., Vol.58, 1989, 429-434]

Major volatiles of C.japonica flowers found by dynamic headspace analysis were linalool (60%), (Z)-linalool oxide (furanoid, 21%), epoxy-linalool (16%), heptanol (0.9%) and 2-phenylethanol (0.3%).
[Analysis of tissue‐specific emission of volatiles by the flowers of six Camellia species., Jullien, F., Gao, J., Orel, G., Legendre, L., Flavour and fragrance journal, Vol.23(2), 2008, 115-120]

Siebold, P.F. von, Zuccarini, J.G., Flora Japonica, t.82 (1875) [F.Veith]

flowers of Camellia japonica in the garden of Pillnitz Castle; author: Linear77, CC0 (PD)

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