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Common name

English: Tea

German: Tee

Mandarin: 茶 (cha)

Portuguese: Chá


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Rosales (119)

        Family: Theaceae (5)(family description)

          Genus: Camellia (2)

            Epithet: sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze (3)

Synonyms: Camellia bohea (L.) Sweet, Camellia chinensis (Sims) Kuntze, Camellia viridis Link, Theaphylla cantonensis (Lour.) Raf.

cantonensis => from Kuangchou, or Guangzhuo, SE China (Canton)

chinensis => of Chinese origin

sinensis => of Chinese origin

viridis => green in color


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Camellia sinensis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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