TROPICAL PLANT ENCYCLOPEDIA

Botanical family: Theaceae

Number of plants found: 6    

Adinandra sp., Adinandra

Adinandra sp.

Adinandra
Family: Pentaphylacaceae    (Formerly:Theaceae)
Origin: Southeast Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterWhite, off-white flowers

Adinandra sp., Adinandra
Adinandra sp., Adinandra
Adinandra sp., Adinandra
Adinandra sp., Adinandra


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Camellia japonica, Camellia sasanqua, Camellia. Camellia 'Yuletide'
Camellia 'Yuletide'

Camellia japonica, Camellia sasanqua

Camellia
Family: Theaceae
Origin: Japan
USDA Zone: 7-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeFull sunRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Camellias are not tropical plants, but cold sensitive. The are grown successfully outdoors and usually survive occasional temperatures as low as 0 to 10 degrees F. Flower buds are damaged at temperatures below 10 to 15 degrees F. Open camellia blossoms normally are damaged at temperatures below 26 to 28 degrees F. Most Camellias grow and produce better flowers in partial shade. Plants located in full sun often are less dormant during warm periods of the winter and may suffer damage if cold weather follows. Plants in a northern or western exposure of a building or fence or otherwise protected from intense morning sun will usually stand more cold weather than those in an eastern or southern exposure. Choose a planting site with well-drained soil. Do not plant where shade trees with shallow root systems will compete with Camellias for nutrients and water. Plants in the sun may suffer scald on the leaves or leaves may appear yellow rather than deep green. Plants of Camellia sasanqua generally do better in the sun than those of C. japonica. Camellias will grow in most well-drained slightly acid soil.





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Camellia sinensis, Tea plant

Camellia sinensis

Tea plant
Family: Theaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka and India to Assam and China
USDA Zone: 8-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterOrnamental foliageWhite, off-white flowersEdible plantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Subtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Small evergreen tree to 20-25 ft tall, usually pruned back to shrubs in cultivation, with strong taproot giving rise to a surface. Small white flowers with golden stamens in fall and winter.

Tea is the second most commonly drank liquid on earth after water. It has numerous medicinal benefits mainly due to its antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Chinese saying: Better to be deprived of food for three days, than of tea for one. Tea has been consumed socially and habitually by people for so long (since 3000 BC).

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Camellia sinensis - Tea Leaf

Tea plant. Yes, tea comes from a camellia! Small evergreen tree, usually pruned back to shrubs in cultivation. Interesting white flowers with golden stamens in fall and winter. Tea is the second most commonly drank liquid on earth after water. It has numerous medicinal benefits mainly due to its antibacterial and antioxidant properties.

See instructions how to make tea

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Gordonia lasianthus, Loblolly Bay

Gordonia lasianthus

Loblolly Bay
Family: Theaceae
Origin: Southern United States
USDA Zone: 8-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapBig tree taller than 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant plantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Ornamental attractive evergreen tree with large white showy flowers are about 3" in diameter that appear in late spring and sporadically throughout the summer. The flowers are fragrant and are attractive to many insect species. An excellent specimen tree or grove in wet areas and at the margins of lakes and ponds. The symmetric narrowly conical form of this tree makes it a most beautiful specimen standing in an expanse of lawn either singly or in groups. Young specimens can be grown in containers and strike an elegant note on the patio or in pairs flanking an entryway.





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Schima wallichii , Schima

Schima wallichii

Schima
Family: Theaceae
Origin: Indo-China, Malesia
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunWhite, off-white flowersFragrant plant

Evergreen tree or shrub that is broad and conical in habit. Oblong to oval leaves are long, papery or leathery, shiny, toothed and dark green with red veins. They have showy fragrant white flowers with five petals and numerous yellow stamens.





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Unknown 47, False Rose Tree

Unknown 47

False Rose Tree
Family: Theaceae (?)
Origin: Thailand (?)
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersUnknown name

Small to medium size tree with salmon-pink double camellia-like shaped flowers and at the same time orange trumpet flowers.





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