Syema Oranbi

Chrysanthemum

Denomination: 'Syema Oranbi'
Trade name: Emma Orange Bicolor
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum ×morifolium
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Basel
4058
Switzerland
Breeder: Mark Smith, Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Gilroy, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2010-04-09
Application Number: 10-6930
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-12-14
Certificate Number: 4439
Date rights surrendered: 2014-10-03

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Emma Salmon Bicolor'

Summary: The flower bud of 'Syema Oranbi' is yellow brown on the outer side with orange brown at the tip while the flower bud of 'Emma Salmon Bicolor' is light yellow orange with overtones of orange pink. The inner side of the ray floret of 'Syema Oranbi' is yellow orange to light yellow with tones of light yellow in the middle area while the inner side of the ray floret of 'Emma Salmon Bicolor' is light yellow orange with tones of light red pink. The outer side of the ray floret of 'Syema Oranbi' is light yellow while the outer side of the ray floret of 'Emma Salmon Bicolor' light yellow orange with tones of light red pink. The inner side of the ray florets from the inner rows is orange brown with tones of yellow orange for 'Syema Oranbi' while they are orange brown with tones of light yellow orange for 'Emma Salmon Bicolor'.

Description:

PLANT: bushy, hemispherical growth habit, dense branching
STEM: green tinged with purple or brown

LEAF: moderately upwards attitude of petiole, terminal lobe short to medium in length relative to leaf length, lowest lateral lobe of sinus shallow to medium in depth with diverging margins, obtuse base, weak glossiness on upper side, dark green on upper side, margin indentations few to medium in number and medium in depth

INFLORESCENCE: corymbiform, many flower heads per plant
BUD: outer side yellow brown (RHS 167D) with orange brown (RHS 171C) tones at tip
FLOWER HEAD: double, low to medium height, dense ray florets, predominately ligulate type ray florets
RAY FLORET: horizontal attitude of basal part, two keels on upper surface, short corolla tube, weakly concave to flat in cross section at widest part, flat margin, straight along longitudinal axis, ray florets from inner rows with weak incurving along longitudinal axis at distal three quarters, emarginate, tri-dentate and mamillate tip, inner side yellow orange to light yellow (RHS 11A-B) with tones of light yellow (RHS 8B-C) in middle area, outer side light yellow (RHS 11B-C) with lighter yellow tones (RHS 13D), inner side of ray florets from inner rows orange brown (RHS 169A) with tones of yellow orange (RHS 11A), outer side light red pink (RHS 36A-B).

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Syema Oranbi' originated from a naturally occurring whole plant mutation of the parent variety 'Empire Emma'. The variety was discovered by the breeder on November 29, 2007 in Alva, Florida, USA. The new variety was selected based on criteria for flower colour and pattern, flower size, response time and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Syema Oranbi' were conducted in an outdoor irrigated trial during the summer of 2011 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 20 cm pots on June 23, 2011. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on October 10, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart


Comparison tables for 'Syema Oranbi' with reference variety 'Emma Salmon Bicolor'

Colour of flower bud (RHS)

  'Syema Oranbi' 'Emma Salmon Bicolor'
outer side 167D with 171C at tip 20C with overtones of 31D

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'Syema Oranbi' 'Emma Salmon Bicolor'
inner side 11A-B with tones of 8B-C 18D
inner side - secondary N/A 38D
outer side 11B-C with tones of 13D 18D with tones of 39D

Colour of ray floret from inner row (RHS)

  'Syema Oranbi' 'Emma Salmon Bicolor'
inner side 169A with tones of 11A 171D with tones of 18C

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Chrysanthemum: 'Syema Oranbi' (left) with reference variety 'Emma Salmon Bicolor' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'Syema Oranbi' (left) with reference variety 'Emma Salmon Bicolor' (right)

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Syema Oranbi
Chrysanthemum: 'Syema Oranbi' (left) with reference variety 'Emma Salmon Bicolor' (right)

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