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The Dataset of Camellia Cultivars Names in the World
Wang,Yanan; Zhuang,Huifu; Shen,Yunguang; Wang,Yuhua; Wang,Zhonglang
2021
Source PublicationBIODIVERSITY DATA JOURNAL
ISSN1314-2836
Volume9Pages:e61646
AbstractBackgroundCamellias are popular ornamental, tea and woody-oil plants that have been cultivated throughout the world for centuries. To date, over 23,000 cultivars, with more than 45,000 cultivar names including synonyms, have been registered or published. A global digital dataset of Camellia names will provide a validated reference which can then serve to prevent further duplication when selecting names for new cultivars and assist in clearing up some of the confusion that still clings to a few of the old cultivar names. This comprehensive compendium is our review of camellia cultivars through history.New informationThe camellia cultivar names were collected from books and journals, as well as new registrations. These were then reviewed by experts in the online working platform, the Database of International Camellia Register (DICR). After treating and correcting important issues that existed in camellia names, especially those with many re-used names and diacritical marks etc. in Japanese cultivars, a dataset of camellia names from sources throughout the world was summarised from the year 1253 to 2019. To date, a total of 45,210 cultivar names were released by different countries, including 23,887 accepted names and 21,323 synonyms. Excluding 3,944 names believed extinct, a total of 19,944 cultivar names are still in use. Amongst camellia cultivars, most (23,449) were for ornamental use, 429 were additionally used for tea and 228 for oil. Camellia japonica and its hybrids represent 18,141 or 74.10%, followed by those of C. reticulata and its hybrids (1,432 or 5.85%) and C. sasanqua and its hybrids (1,291 or 5.27%). The top five countries of origin are USA (7,502 cultivars), Japan (6,592), Italy (2,833), China (2,066) and Australia (1,216). The data showed the number of camellia cultivars per country is somewhat related to each country's economic prosperity. Managed by the International Camellia Registration team, this is the most comprehensive dataset in the genus Camellia. It will facilitate quick reference and scientific naming for breeders.
KeywordCamellia cultivar synonym registration history SINENSIS
DOI10.3897/BDJ.9.e61646
WOS IDWOS:000609004900001
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.kib.ac.cn/handle/151853/73227
Collection中国科学院昆明植物研究所
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Serv Ctr Informat Technol, Kunming, Yunnan, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Kunming Bot Garden, Kunming, Yunnan, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Yunnan Key Lab Wild Plant Resources, Kunming Inst Bot, Kunming, Yunnan, Peoples R China
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Wang,Yanan,Zhuang,Huifu,Shen,Yunguang,et al. The Dataset of Camellia Cultivars Names in the World[J]. BIODIVERSITY DATA JOURNAL,2021,9:e61646.
APA Wang,Yanan,Zhuang,Huifu,Shen,Yunguang,Wang,Yuhua,&Wang,Zhonglang.(2021).The Dataset of Camellia Cultivars Names in the World.BIODIVERSITY DATA JOURNAL,9,e61646.
MLA Wang,Yanan,et al."The Dataset of Camellia Cultivars Names in the World".BIODIVERSITY DATA JOURNAL 9(2021):e61646.
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