4 responses to “Camellia sasanqua ‘Setsugekka’”

  1. Jenn

    One – I find it fascinating that kelp is an algae. Algae in my midwestern backyard pond forms strings, but I never imagined those kelp forests to be algae. All a matter of scale, I suppose.
    Two – All the uses for red algae! Isn’t red algae the one that blooms under the El Nino, causing the dreaded red tides? Or am I thinking of something else?

  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Hey Jenn, there certainly is a lot of diversity within algae, and I’ll need to feature them more often.
    You are thinking of something else with regard to “red tides”. The organisms responsible for that phenomenon are dinoflagellates, whereas the red algae referenced in the link are members of the Rhodophyta.

  3. Jenn

    Thank you. I love this site.

  4. Beverley

    Camellia sasanqua Z6-8 – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk
    Camellia ka-mellee-a – after George Joseph Kamel [or Camellus] [1661-1706], pharmacist who studied the Philippines flora. sasanqua sa-sang-kwa – the Japanese name. Dictionary of Plant Names, Coombes

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