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21c. Camellia sinensis var. assamica (J. W. Masters) Kitamura, Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 14: 59. 1950.

普洱茶 pu er cha

Thea assamica J. W. Masters, J. Agric. Soc. India 3: 63. 1844; Camellia assamica (J. W. Masters) Hung T. Chang; C. assamica var. kucha (Hung T. Chang & H. S. Wang) Hung T. Chang & H. S. Wang; C. assamica var. polyneura (Hung T. Chang & Y. J. Tang) Hung T. Chang; C. multisepala Hung T. Chang & Y. J. Tang; C. polyneura Hung T. Chang & Y. J. Tang; C. sinensis var. kucha Hung T. Chang & H. S. Wang; C. theifera Griffith; T. chinensis var. assamica (J. W. Masters) Pierre; T. viridis var. assamica (J. W. Masters) Choisy.

Leaf blade elliptic, 8-14 × 3.5-7.5 cm, abaxially densely spreading villous along midvein, apex acuminate. Ovary apically glabrous. Fl. Dec-Feb, fr. Aug-Oct. 2n = 30.

Evergreen broad-leaved forests; (100-)500-1500(-1900) m. S Guangdong, S Guangxi, Hainan, S Yunnan [Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].

Camellia sinensis var. assamica is the source of Puer (普洱) tea which is a black (fermented) tea from Yunnan.


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