An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Camellia spp. - Tea tree or Camellia (Sea Bean and Seed Images)
Tea tree or Camellia
Camellia species
- washed-up on strandline 1

Tea tree or Camellia
Camellia species
- washed-up on strandline 2

Specimen above found on the strandline at Perranporth Beach, Perranporth, Cornwall. 09.02.16.

This is NOT a true sea bean or seed despite being an ornamental species. Fruit has got into rivers from gardens and has washed into the sea where it has drifted around before being brought back to shore.

It's here because it was a beach find and it could potentially be mistaken for a decaying Mary's Bean, Merremia discoidesperma.

Camellia species Tea tree Sea Bean Beans Seeds Images UK
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.