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About 120, including:
C. chrysantha - Golden camellia
C. rusticana - Snow camellia
C. sinensis - Tea
Camellia is a genus of flowering plants, native to eastern and southern Asia. The species in genus Camellia are shrubs and small trees, with thick, serrated, usually glossy leaves. Several species and their hybrids are grown for their flowers and handsome foliage, with Camellia japonica (often simply called Camellia) the most prominent one. Tea is made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis.
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