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Otome-Tsubaki, 乙女椿 Camellia japonica f. otome

 

Otome-Tsubaki means "maiden camellia" from the fact that this form does not bear seeds.

 

This is know to have been introduced from Yuki-Tsubaki, 雪椿, which means "snow camellia". Some theory thinks this as independent species, then from that point of view, it's Latin name is Camellia rusticana f. otome.

 

Together with red "Kou-otome", this is much planted in the parks or so.

 

Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, Mar2007

NikonD70s/MircoNikkor60

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Taken on March 25, 2007