Denomination: 'Calupdapuvi'
Trade name: Privileged Dark Blue Vein
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Johannes S.N. Oud, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2006-10-16
Application Number: 06-5609
Date Withdrawn: 2009-09-23

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'USCALI51' (Superbells Blue)

Summary: The plants of 'Calupdapuvi' are smaller than those of 'USCALI51'. The pedicels of 'Calupdapuvi' are shorter than those of 'USCALI51'. 'Calupdapuvi' has weak anthocyanin colouration on the sepals while 'USCALI51' has no anthocyanin colouration on the sepals. The flowers of 'Calupdapuvi' are larger and have a longer corolla tube than those of 'USCALI51'. The upper side of the corolla of 'Calupdapuvi' has dark violet secondary veins and a small dark violet eye while that of 'USCALI51' has no secondary colour. 'Calupdapuvi' has strong conspicuousness of veins on the inner side of the corolla tube while 'USCALI51' has weak conspicuousness.


PLANT: upright and trailing growth habit, very short to short, very narrow to narrow

LEAF BLADE: long, elliptic, narrow acute apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side, no blistering
PETIOLE: medium length

SEPAL: short to medium length, narrow, lanceolate, weak anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, medium to large diameter, salverform, short pedicel
COROLLA: medium degree of lobing, two coloured on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: violet (RHS N87A-B) with dark violet (RHS 83A-B) secondary veins and small dark violet (RHS 79A) eye marking at transition to corolla tube on upper side, purple veins, medium to strong conspicuousness of veins on upper side, violet (RHS N82B) on lower side, cuspidate apex
COROLLA TUBE: medium length, yellow (RHS 12A) on inner side, strong conspicuousness of veins on inner side
ANTHER: yellow before pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Calupdapuvi' originated from a controlled cross in 2003 between the female parent identified as C4468 and the male parent identified as Z4012. The cross was conducted by the breeder J. Oud in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. The new variety 'Calupdapuvi' was selected from the resultant progeny as a single plant in 2004 based on plant growth habit, flower colour and time of flowering. Asexual reproduction by cuttings was first conducted in August 2004 in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Calupdapuvi' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2008 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 30 cm hanging baskets on May 23, 2008. Each basket contained 4 cuttings with a total of 5 baskets per variety. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 22, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Calupdapuvi' with reference variety 'USCALI51'

Plant height (cm)

  'Calupdapuvi' 'USCALI51'
mean 9.8 23.3
std. deviation 0.57 4.40

Plant width (cm)

  'Calupdapuvi' 'USCALI51'
mean 48.9 57.4
std. deviation 1.85 2.90

Pedicel length (cm)

  'Calupdapuvi' 'USCALI51'
mean 1.2 1.7
std. deviation 0.11 0.18

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Calupdapuvi' 'USCALI51'
mean 3.5 3.0
std. deviation 0.24 0.13

Secondary colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Calupdapuvi' 'USCALI51'
upper side 83A-B secondary veins and 79A eye N/A

Corolla tube length (cm)

  'Calupdapuvi' 'USCALI51'
mean 1.7 1.4
std. deviation 0.10 0.05

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Calibrachoa: 'Calupdapuvi' (left) with reference variety 'USCALI51' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'Calupdapuvi' (left) with reference variety 'USCALI51' (right)

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