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Camellia
2005-07-12 19:06:05

Camellia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae and native to eastern and southern Asia from the Himalaya east to Japan and Indonesia. Different botanists vary in their numbering of distinct species, with anything from 100-250 species being accepted. They are evergreen shrubs and small trees from 2-20 m tall. The leaves are alternately arranged, simple, thick, serrated,...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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