Denomination: 'Sunjirayel'
Botanical Name: Begonia ×tuberhybrida
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Breeder: Hideki Yamaguchi, Yamanashi, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2012-11-09
Application Number: 12-7794
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-05-23
Certificate Number: 4791
Date rights surrendered: 2015-05-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunjiraliki'

Summary: The petiole of 'Sunjirayel' is medium length while that of 'Sunjiraliki' is short. The leaf blade margin of 'Sunjirayel' has no anthocyanin colouration while that of 'Sunjiraliki' has anthocyanin colouration. The peduncle of 'Sunjirayel' is brownish red while that of 'Sunjiraliki' is green. The flower of 'Sunjirayel' is medium to large while that of 'Sunjiraliki' is small to medium.


PLANT: medium height of foliage including flowers, medium width, medium density, few basal shoots
STEM: short internodes, medium thickness, red, pendulous attitude, weak pubescence

PETIOLE: medium length, medium thickness, red, weak pubescence
LEAF BLADE: medium length of apical part, short basal part, narrow to medium width of shorter side, medium width of longer side, no variegation of upper side, dark green upper side, no glossiness of upper side, no variegation of lower side, light green lower side, weak pubescence of lower side, no overlapping of lobes at base, small angle of apex, biserrate incisions of margin, shallow to medium depth of incisions of margin, no anthocyanin colouration of margin

BRACT: small, concave cross section, pointed green apex
INFLORESCENCE: pendulous attitude, partly below foliage
PEDUNCLE: brownish red, very weak pubescence
FLOWER: single, medium to large
TEPAL: yellow (RHS 8C-10B) on upper and lower side, acute apex, no incisions, no undulation

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunjirayel' originated from a controlled cross pollination between the female parent 'FC02Y3204Y31-1' and male parent 'FC02Y3104Y31-2' in an isolated area at Omi R&D Center of Suntory Flowers Ltd. in Shiga, Japan in May 2006. One plant was selected by the inventor in August 2007 in a controlled environment at Narusawa-mura, Minamituru-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Sunjirayel' is based on the UPOV report on Technical Examination, application number 2012/0041, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO) in Merelbeke, Belgium in 2012. Colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Begonia: 'Sunjirayel'

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