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Camellia japonica 'Nitida'. Introduced by the Vauxhall nursery of Chandler & Son in 1842. Imported from China by John Russell Reeves, who had succeeded his father, John Reeves, as inspector of tea for the East India Company in Canton. (From catalogue, Camellias in the Conservatory Festival 2011, Chiswick House and Gardens).