genus Camellia

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Noun1.genus Camellia - tropical Asiatic evergreen shrubs or small trees
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
family Theaceae, tea family, Theaceae - a family of trees and shrubs of the order Parietales
camelia, camellia - any of several shrubs or small evergreen trees having solitary white or pink or reddish flowers
Camellia sinensis, tea - a tropical evergreen shrub or small tree extensively cultivated in e.g. China and Japan and India; source of tea leaves; "tea has fragrant white flowers"
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The earliest known physical evidence of tea was discovered in the mausoleum of Emperor Jing of Han in Xi'an, indicating that tea from the genus Camellia was drunk by Han Dynasty emperors as early as the 2nd century BC.
The genus Camellia (Theaceae) consists of a group of about 80 species of evergreen trees and shrubs, which are widespread in Asia, having alternate leaves with toothed margins and a short petiole.