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2024Croatian Flora - Camellias (C) - Set

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Technical details
  • 21.03.2024
  • Sabina Rešić, designer from Zagreb
  • AKD d.o.o., Zagreb
  • Offset Printing
  • 4 Colours
  • 29.82 x 35.50 mm
  • 0.96 EUR x 3
About Croatian Flora - Camellias (C)

Camellia, Latin name Camellia, is an evergreen flowering plant from the Theaceae family, characterized by shrubby or tree-like growth. The majority of them originate from Southeast Asia, China and Japan, where they grow as indigenous plants. The flowers can be white, pink or red, measuring up to 6 cm, but can be larger depending on the species, with a yellow stamen in the center or without it, varying based on the type of camellia. The most numerous are the Japanese camellias, while the plant used for tea production is called Camellia sinensis. It is presumed that their origins trace back to Tibet, extending down to the southern regions of China. In recent centuries, they have also been cultivated in Europe due to the consistent demand for aromatic tea, specifically because of the beneficial effects of green tea on health. There is also a species called Camellia sasanqua, which blooms in early autumn. Many hybrids are created each year as experts crossbreed various species, resulting in a diverse range of camellias whose blooms can be enjoyed throughout the year. The majority of new hybrids are created in the United States and China.

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