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  Camellia amplexicaulis

 

Vietnam

Camellia amplexicaulis, is the botanical name of an unusual species of Camellia native to northern Vietnam, that has purplish-pink to purplish-red flowers, with massive clusters of yellow pollen in the centre.

 

The plant has huge, glossy leaves, that are serrated, may grow up to 28 centimeters in length, and that –in mature plants– are dark green in colour. It’s flower buds, after which the plant is sometimes dubbed Pink Bubblegum (fig.), develop over a long period of time. Due to this, it is  not uncommon to have many different size flower buds on a single stem. See also List of Thai Botanical Names.

 

  Camellia amplexicaulis