Hawaiian Vulcan Palm

Denomination: 'Kirsten'
Botanical Name: Brighamia insignis
Applicant/Holder: Plant Planet B.V.
Oranjeveld 5
2676 BP
Breeder: Andre Dekker, Plant Planet B.V., Maasdijk, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-02-24
Application Number: 05-4610
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-05-25
Certificate Number: 3523
Date rights surrendered: 2013-05-24

Variety Description


STEM: succulent, medium to dark green, almost round, becomes suberous (corky) rather fast

LEAF: terminal rosette, spatulate, upper and lower side light to medium green with light green veins, main vein raised, medium glossiness, irregular weakly serrated margin with weak undulation, very strongly convex, rounded tip

INFLORESCENCE: cyme type with 4 flowers
PEDUNCLE: light green with the base somewhat darker green
FLOWER: corolla tube light green, 5 corolla lobes
COROLLA LOBES: elliptic, coarsely serrated margin, light yellow (RHS 8B), rough surface
STAMENS: 4, adnate to corolla tube, light green, pubescent
ANTHER: light green, synandrous, clasping the style
STYLE: light green
PISTIL: light green

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kirsten' originated as a chance seedling of Brighamia insignis of unknown parentage, and was selected in June 1999 at Voorhout, The Netherlands during the conduct of a breeding program which started in 1996. The objectives of this breeding program were to obtain more compact and uniform plants.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Kirsten' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, CPVO reference number 2002/2116, grant number 14958. The trials were conducted by DLO-Foundation, WOT-unit, CGN-Plant Variety Research in Wageningen, The Netherlands in 2003-2004. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Hawaiian Vulcan Palm: 'Kirsten'

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