Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species:  Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze

Family: Theaceae Genus: Camellia Species:  Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze






Synonym Thea sinensis Flower Color White
Common Name Tea Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Common Tea, Tea Plant Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Cha Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up to 1,500 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit a smooth, flattened, rounded, trigonous three-celled capsule seed solitary in each cell size of a small nut.
Habitat Occurs in across the world in tropical and subtropical regions Bark Type Rugged
Distribution India, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and southern China Bark Details The bark is rough and typically grey
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species It is an evergreen shrub or small tree that is usually trimmed to below 2 m (6.6 ft) when cultivated for its leaves has a strong taproot Leaf Details Leaves 8-10 x 3-4 cm, elliptic-oblong, apex acuminate, base acute, serrate; petiole to 5 mm

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details