A family of about 7 genera and 195 species, moslly SE Asia but also in Central and South America; one genus is introduced in Australia.
Camellia - A genus of 40 species in Asia, as far north as Korea and Japan, and Malesia, several species are cultivated in Australia and one has become naturalised. Melchior (1925).
Melchior, H. (1925). Theaceae. In Engler, A. & Prantl, K. 'Die Naturlichen Pflanzenfamilien.' 2nd Edn, Ed. A. Engler, Vol. 21, (Wilhelm Englemann: Leipzig.), pp. 109-152.