Ancestor of Yunnan Camellia: Red
Flower Camellia Oleifera
camellia is one of the ten most famous flowers in China, and ranks
first among the eight most famous flowers in Yunnan. Therefore,
it is honored as the City Flower of Kunming. The original species
of the camellia is the red-flower camellia oleifera in Tengchong.
It is a wild plant with thick and strong trunk and branches. The
tree is tall and beautiful; when it is in full bloom, its flowers
look delicate and charming. The red-flower camellia oleifera are
found mainly in the mountain areas in Yunhua, Qushi and Jietou of
Tengchong. Only in Yunhua there is over 7,000 mu of such camellias.
Late in winter and early in spring during the flowering season,
the trees are attractively in full bloom, making the whole area
a flaming flower sea. That is one of the major scenic spots in Tengchong.
The red-flower camellia oleifera is well-known not only for its
beautiful flowers but also for its fruit, from which oil can be
extracted. It is of high economic value and called "Green Oil
Reservoir". The state has decided to build Tengchong into a
base of the red-flower camellia oleifera.
Tengchong Travel Attractions
Sea and Hot Fields
of Yunnan Camellia
of the Azalea in the World
of the National Heroes
Hill National Forest Park