山茶花

Secondary 3 Science (Biology)

Mini-project on Chinese Medicinal Herbs

Information sheet

 

Class and Class No. 3A ( 9 )
Name: Lam Ho Chun
Year: 2017-2018

 

Instruction: Type in useful information in the space provided.

 

Chinese name: 山茶花
Family Name (科名): 山茶科 Theaceae
Scientific name (學名): Camellia japonica
Common name (俗名): Japanese camellia, common camellia山茶 斷頭花

 

習性:

開花的樹或灌木

Growth habit:

Flowering tree or shrub

葉:

交替排列革質葉,楔形的, 有細鋸齒

Leaf:

Alternately arranged leathery leaves, cuneate,

serrulate

花:

有六或七朵玫瑰花瓣或白色花瓣,

在1月至3月之間開花

Flower:

Have six or seven rose or white petals,

flowering between January and March

果:

三個隔室, 9月到10月成熟

Fruit:

Locules ,matured in September to October

性味功能

嫩葉炸熟

Properties

Fried leaves

主治

醫嘔血、肚疴

Treats

Treatment of hematemesis, diarrhea

知多一點點:

水淘洗後可以吃,也可以蒸熟後曬乾作為飲料

More to learn:

Can be eaten after washing, you can also steamed and dried to make a drink

 

Previous Scientific Research (if any):

1.

 

Useful Link:

Topics Hyperlinks
General information on Camellia japonica https://internationalcamellia.org/
Gallery on Camellia japonica http://www.starrenvironmental.com/images/search/?q=Camellia+japonica
Plant Profile on Camellia japonica https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=CAJA9
   

 

Questions:

 

(Beginner) Q1.What diseases that Camellia japonica can prevent?

Answer: It can prevent hematemesis and diarrhea.

 

(Elementary) Q2. Why Camellia japonica got its Chinese name“斷頭花”?

Answer: The camellia dying together with the entire calyx dropped, falling like a human head, so often the Japanese samurai was scared and made the Camellia flower the name斷頭花.

(Advanced) Q3. When Camellia japonica went to Japan?

Answer: In the seventh century camellias first spread to Japan and began to spread to neighboring countries in Asia.