Cal Orang08


Denomination: 'Cal Orang08'
Trade name: Callie Orange '08
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Robert Pierce, Watsonville, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2007-01-09
Application Number: 07-5717
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-01-11
Certificate Number: 3711
Date rights surrendered: 2014-01-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLECA07157' (MiniFamous Orange Evol.)

Summary: The plants of 'Cal Orang08' are smaller than those of 'KLECA07157'. 'Cal Orang08' has longer leaves than 'KLECA07157'. The sepals of 'Cal Orang08' have no anthocyanin colouration while those of 'KLECA07157' have anthocyanin colouration present. 'Cal Orang08' has larger flowers than 'KLECA07157'. The upper and lower sides of the corolla of 'Cal Orang08' differ in colour from those of 'KLECA07157'. 'Cal Orang08' has a small to medium sized eye marking on the upper side of the corolla while 'KLECA07157' has a very small to small eye marking.


PLANT: upright growth habit, medium height, medium to wide

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

SEPAL: medium length, narrow, lanceolate and elliptic, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, medium to large diameter, salverform, short pedicel
COROLLA: weak degree of lobing, two coloured on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: orange red (RHS 30A) with small to medium sized red (RHS 43A-44B) eye marking at transition to corolla tube on upper side, red (RHS 44B) veins, weak conspicuousness of veins on upper side, orange pink to light red pink (RHS 37B-D) on lower side, cuspidate and truncate apex
COROLLA TUBE: medium length, yellow (RHS 9A) on inner side, weak conspicuousness of veins on inner side
ANTHER: yellowish white before pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Cal Orang08' originated from a cross made in August 2004 by the breeder Robert Pierce, in Gilroy, California as part of a planned breeding program. The cross was conducted between the female parent 'Cal Goldey' and the male parent '1285', a proprietary seedling. The resultant seed from this cross was sown in a greenhouse in January 2005. In April 2005, a single plant from the progeny was selected by the breeder based on flower size and growth habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Cal Orang08' 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 'Cal Orang08' with reference variety 'KLECA07157'

Plant height (cm)

  'Cal Orang08' 'KLECA07157'
mean 18.4 24.0
std. deviation 1.34 1.46

Plant width (cm)

  'Cal Orang08' 'KLECA07157'
mean 62.7 67.9
std. deviation 3.23 3.19

Leaf length (cm)

  'Cal Orang08' 'KLECA07157'
mean 3.9 3.1
std. deviation 0.37 0.15

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Cal Orang08' 'KLECA07157'
mean 3.4 2.8
std. deviation 0.13 0.14

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Cal Orang08' 'KLECA07157'
main - upper side 30A with 44B veins 38A, 39B aging towards 23B-25B
secondary - upper side 43A-44B 42A (develops with age)
main - lower side 37B-D 36B-55B

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Cal Orang08
Calibrachoa: 'Cal Orang08' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA07157' (right)

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Cal Orang08
Calibrachoa: 'Cal Orang08' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA07157' (right)

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