Camellia (Camellia sp.) Cultivars: Extinct and Rediscovered

The number of extinct and lost Camellia cultivars is very long. This reflects both their popularity (many cultivars originated outside the genus' natural geographical range) and their amenability to artificial selection. The International Camellia Society maintains a Camellia Register that lists both accepted (in bold) and rejected cultivar names, including those that are believed extinct. It is an invaluable resource, and the basis for much of the following:

 

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Cultivar Name Parentage Description Originated from Status
Accartocciata C. japonica - Italy Believed extinct
Acidalia Nova C. japonica - France Believed extinct
Acutifolia C. japonica Double red flower USA Believed extinct
Acutipetala Flammea C. japonica - Italy Believed extinct
Acutisepala Elegans C. japonica - ? Believed extinct
Adelaide Boursault C. japonica - France Believed extinct
Adele Bucchi C. japonica - Italy Believed extinct
Adèle Raffo C. japonica - Italy Believed extinct
Adèle Stradi C. japonica - Italy Believed extinct
Adelina Cecconi C. japonica - Italy Believed extinct
Adeline C. japonica - Australia Believed extinct
Adelmannii C. japonica - ? Believed extinct
Admirábile C. japonica - Italy? Believed extinct
Admiral Campbell C. japonica - England Believed extinct
Adolphe Cachet C. japonica - France Believed extinct
Adonis C. japonica - England Believed extinct
Adorabile C. japonica - Italy Believed extinct
Adraville C. japonica - Australia Believed extinct
Adrien Seneclanze C. japonica - Italy Believed extinct
Affranii C. japonica - ? Believed extinct
Agathe Royal C. japonica - ? Believed extinct
Agnes C. japonica - UK Believed extinct
Agnes Guilfoyle C. japonica - Melbourne, Australia Believed extinct
Aguadello C. japonica   Italy Believed extinct
Aiguillon C. japonica   France Believed extinct
Aimikawa C. japonica   Japan Believed extinct
Ainofu-iketei C. japonica   Japan Believed extinct
Ainofu-matsumoto C. japonica White flower, variegated leaves Japan Believed extinct
Ai-no-yama C. japonica Five fold, medium to large flower, white with red splashes Japan Believed extinct
Ajursii C. japonica - USA Believed extinct
Aka-asukagawa C. japonica Medium size camellia, dark red with white spots or dark pink semi-double with central divide stamens Japan Believed extinct
Akabeni C. japonica True red, double, medium size, cylindrical stamen cluster Japan Believed extinct
Akachirimen C. japonica Large 8-fold flower, red, flat flower Japan Believed extinct
Akafu C. japonica   Japan Believed extinct
Akagoyô C. japonica Deep red semi-double with cordate petals and white stamens Japan Believed extinct
Akahata C. japonica Red semi-double, deep red veining, central stamen column Japan Believed extinct
Aka-ise C. japonica Deep red with 5 outer petals and a central cushion of red petaloids Japan Believed extinct
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