Grantham's Camellia (Camellia granthamiana) is a type of tree, its leave alternate, elliptical, coriaceous, margin with small blunt teeth. Upper leaf surface is shining darkgreen, lower is paler and with veins protruding and clearly marked. The flowering period is from October to December. The opened white flower with the mass of golden-yellow stamens in the center which is very magnificent.
Grantham's Camellia is very rare in Hong Kong, which usually found in woodland. It was first discovered in the ravine of Tai Mo Shan in 1955 by AFCD, which became the first record in Science next year. It was named in honour of the then Governor of Hong Kong, Sir Alexander Grantham.
The growth condition of this plant is harsh. It was recorded that seed of Grantham's Camellia can't germinate in mainland China. Only those seedling prepared in Hong Kong can sustain to grow in mainland China.