|Trade name:||Electric Lime|
|Botanical Name:||Plectranthus scutellarioides|
Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc.
P.O. Box 309
United States of America
Phuong N. Nguyen, Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc., Greenwood, United States of America
David G. Clark, University of Florida, Gainesville, United States of America
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2010-01-06|
|Date rights surrendered:||2013-02-07|
Variety used for comparison: 'Wild Lime'
Summary: The shape of the leaf blade apex is acuminate with a blunt tip for 'UF04335' while it is acute for 'Wild Lime'. The upper side of the leaf blade of 'UF04335' is dark green with light yellow to yellow veins whereas for 'Wild Lime', it is dark green with light yellow veins and yellow orange to light yellow spots distributed throughout the middle of the leaf blade (excluding the margin). The lower side of the leaf blade of 'UF04335' is dark green mottled yellow orange with yellow green veins while it is brown green with green veins for 'Wild Lime'. Undulation of the leaf blade margin is absent to very weak for 'UF04335' while it is strong for 'Wild Lime'.
PLANT: vegetatively propagated, annual type, upright bushy growth habit, few to medium number of branches
STEM: light green brown (RHS 151D), absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence, medium thickness, square shape in cross-section
LEAF: opposite arrangement along stem, simple type
LEAF BLADE: ovate, acuminate apex with blunt tip, cuneate to truncate base, crenate margin, shallow incisions of margin, variegation present
LEAF BLADE (upper side): very sparse pubescence, light yellow mid-rib and secondary veins, interveinal and margin areas are dark green speckled with yellow around veins
LEAF BLADE (lower side): very sparse pubescence, yellow green veins, dark green mottled with yellow orange
PETIOLE: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration
Origin & Breeding History: 'UF04335' originated from an open pollinated seed variety in a controlled breeding program, conducted between May and November 2005, at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A. The female parent is Solenostemon scutellarioides variety 'UF0316' characterized by its green foliage, excellent vigour and optimal branching habit. The male parent is unknown. 'UF04335' was selected on February 8, 2005 based on its bright green foliage, excellent branching, late flowering induction and sun tolerance.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'UF04335' were conducted during the summer of 2008 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings transplanted into 15 cm pots on August 12, 2008. Measured characteristics were based on measurements taken from 10 plants or parts of plants on September 17, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison table for 'UF04335' with reference variety 'Wild Lime'
Colour of leaf blade (RHS)
|upper side - mid-rib & secondary veins||4D surrounded by 9B||144B|
|upper side - interveinal area||darker than 143A speckled with 9B around veins||144A with spots of 13C-D|
|upper side - margin||darker than 143A speckled with 9B||144A and 146B|
|lower side||143A mottled with 13A-B and 4C veins||146C|
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