Camellia

Leaves of ''[[Camellia sinensis ''Camellia'' (pronounced or ) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae. They are found in eastern and southern Asia, from the Himalayas east to Japan and Indonesia. There are more than 220 described species, with some controversy over the exact number, and also around 3,000 hybrids. The genus was named by Linnaeus after the Jesuit botanist Georg Joseph Kamel, who worked in the Philippines and described a species of camellia (although Linnaeus did not refer to Kamel's account when discussing the genus).

Of economic importance in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Indian subcontinent, leaves of ''C. sinensis'' are processed to create the popular beverage tea. The ornamental ''C. japonica'', ''C. sasanqua'' and their hybrids are the source of hundreds of garden cultivars. ''C. oleifera'' produces tea seed oil, used in cooking and cosmetics. Provided by Wikipedia
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