Thursday, 26 March 2009

Rhaphiolepis umbellata

Crataegus indica
Curtis's Botanical Magazine Vol 42 Nº 1726 (1815) *
Rhaphiolepis umbellata (Thunb.) Makino
Botanical Magazine [Tokyo] 16(179): 13-14. 1902.

Laurus umbellata Thunb. Systemat Vegetabilium. Editio decima quarta 384. 1784.

Laurus umbellata Thunb.
Mespilus sieboldii Blume
Opa japonica Seem.
Rhaphiolepis indica fo. umbellata (Thunb.) Hatus.
Rhaphiolepis indica var. umbellata (Thunb.) H. Ohashi
Rhaphiolepis japonica var. integerrima Hook. f.
Rhaphiolepis ovata Briot
Rhaphiolepis umbellata fo. integerrima Rehder
Rhaphiolepis umbellata fo. ovata (Briot) C.K. Schneid.

* Native of the East Indies and China. Requires the protection of the greenhouse. Our drawing was made from a plant communicated by Mr. R. Sweet, from the Stockwell Nursery. We received it also from Mr. James Dickson, of Acre Lane. Flowers in April, May, and June.

Plants at Monserrate have ovate leaves and can be attributed to forma ovata:
Rhaphiolepis umbellata fo. ovata
(Briot) C.K. Schneid.
Ill. Handb. Laubholzk. 1: 706

Raphiolepsis japonica integerrima

Curtis's Botanical magazine vol. 91 nº 5510 (1865)

A remarkably pretty plant, with thick, evergreen, shining leaves, and large, white odorous flowers. We first received it at the Royal gardens from Berlin, in 1862, and more recently from other quaters. Its native countries are Japan, Bonin, and the korean Islands. Though variable in habit, stature and foliage, it may always be distinguished from its near ally, the Chinese R. Indica, by the much larger flowers and broad obtuse bracts.

Raphiolepis Japonica, Sieb. et Zucc.; var. integerrima

Japanese Rhapiolepis, entire-leaved variety

Raphiolepis Japonica Sieb. et Zucc. Fl. Japon. v.2 p.35

Raphiolepis integerrima Hook et Arn. Bot Beech. Voy. 263

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