Cal Mang


Denomination: 'Cal Mang'
Trade name: Callie Mango
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: 2007-12-24
Application Number: 07-6083
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-01-11
Certificate Number: 3710
Date rights surrendered: 2016-01-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLEC03083' (MiniFamous Caribbean Sunset)

Summary: The plants of 'Cal Mang' are taller than those of 'KLEC03083'. 'Cal Mang' has shorter pedicels than 'KLEC03083'. The sepals of 'Cal Mang' have anthocyanin colouration present while those of 'KLEC03083' have none. 'Cal Mang' is a darker yellow orange on the upper side of the corolla than 'KLEC03083'. The lower side of the corolla of 'Cal Mang' is light yellow orange while that of 'KLEC03083' is orange. 'Cal Mang' has rounded to truncate apex of the corolla lobes while 'KLEC03083' has cuspidate apex.


PLANT: upright growth habit, medium to tall, medium width

LEAF BLADE: short to medium length, obovate, broad acute apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side, no blistering
PETIOLE: short

SEPAL: medium length, narrow, elliptic, anthocyanin colouration present
FLOWER: single, medium diameter, salverform, short to medium length pedicel
COROLLA: very weak to weak degree of lobing, two coloured on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: yellow orange (RHS 21C-23B) with small red (RHS 34A) eye marking at transition to corolla tube on upper side, red veins, medium conspicuousness of veins on upper side, light yellow orange (RHS 20C) on lower side, rounded to truncate apex
COROLLA TUBE: medium length, yellow (RHS 9A) on inner side, weak to medium conspicuousness of veins on inner side
ANTHER: yellow before pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Cal Mang' originated from a cross made in September 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 '1295', a proprietary seedling. The resultant seed from this cross was sown in a greenhouse in April 2005. In July 2005, a single plant from the progeny was selected by the breeder based on flower colour and plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Cal Mang' 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 Mang' with reference variety 'KLEC03083'

Plant height (cm)

  'Cal Mang' 'KLEC03083'
mean 21.6 17.1
std. deviation 1.78 2.68

Pedicel length (cm)

  'Cal Mang' 'KLEC03083'
mean 1.6 2.3
std. deviation 0.20 0.23

Main colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Cal Mang' 'KLEC03083'
upper side 21C-23B 23B around midveins to 13A-B between lobes
lower side 20C 24D

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Cal Mang
Calibrachoa: 'Cal Mang' (left) with reference variety 'KLEC03083' (right)

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Cal Mang
Calibrachoa: 'Cal Mang' (left) with reference variety 'KLEC03083' (right)

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