Bante Oransun


Denomination: 'Bante Oransun'
Trade name: Bandana Orange Sunrise
Botanical Name: Lantana camara
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Shifeng Pan, Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Hollister, 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: 2006-03-21
Application Number: 06-5356
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-01-11
Certificate Number: 3723
Date rights surrendered: 2016-01-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balandimfla' (Landmark Flame Improved)

Summary: 'Bante Oransun' has shorter plants with smaller, darker green leaves than 'Balandimfla'. The newly opened flowers of 'Bante Oransun' are lighter yellow orange than those of 'Balandimfla'.


PLANT: semi-erect growth habit, very short
STEM: sparse to moderate pubescence

LEAF BLADE: short to medium length, narrow, ovate, acuminate apex, truncate to obtuse base, crenate to dentate margin, dark green on upper side, moderate to dense pubescence on upper side, moderate pubescence on lower side
PETIOLE: very short to short

PEDUNCLE: very short
INFLORESCENCE: located both in axillary and terminal positions, very small to small diameter, dome shaped profile, contains flowers of more than two colours
FLOWER: very short to short, medium width, upper side of newly opened flower is yellow orange, upper side of mature flower is orange red to orange (RHS 25A-B) with red (RHS 30A) overcolour, upper side of aged flower is red (RHS N30A), no eye
COROLLA LOBES: arrangement is not touching, absent to recurved along longitudinal axis, weak undulation of margin

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bante Oransun' was developed by the breeder, Shifeng Pan, an employee of Goldsmith Seeds, Inc. in Gilroy, California, U.S.A. as part of a planned breeding program. It orginated from a cross conducted in July 2003 between the female parent designated '22-1', a proprietary line with fuchsia flowers, and the male parent designated 'D1-3', a proprietary line with pink flowers. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in November 2003 and in April 2004 'Bante Oransun' was selected based on its flower colour, form and plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Bante Oransun' were conducted during the spring of 2008 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants per variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on May 13, 2008. Measured characteristics were based on measurements taken from 10 plants or parts of plants of each variety on July 4, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Bante Oransun' with reference variety 'Balandimfla'

Plant height (cm)

  'Bante Oransun' 'Balandimfla'
mean 17.4 25.6
std. deviation 2.50 1.58

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Bante Oransun' 'Balandimfla'
mean 4.8 7.4
std. deviation 0.14 0.32

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Bante Oransun' 'Balandimfla'
mean 2.9 3.9
std. deviation 0.24 0.23

Colour of upper side of flower (RHS)

  'Bante Oransun' 'Balandimfla'
newly open 14A 17A-B

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Bante Oransun
Lantana: 'Bante Oransun' (left) with reference variety 'Balandimfla' (right)

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Lantana: 'Bante Oransun' (left) with reference variety 'Balandimfla' (right)

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