Denomination: 'Sunmandetomi'
Trade name: Sun Parasol Mini Pink
Botanical Name: Mandevilla
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Breeder: Tomoya Misato, Yamanashi, Japan
Yasuyuki Murakami, Suntory Flowers Limited, Shiga, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2004-12-21
Application Number: 04-4511
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-08-17
Certificate Number: 2841
Date rights surrendered: 2011-07-19

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunmandecos' (Sun Parasol Pink)

Summary: 'Sunmandetomi' has weaker plant vigour than 'Sunmandecos'. 'Sunmandetomi' has strong anthocyanin on the upper part of the stem while 'Sunmandecos' has weak anthocyanin on the new shoots and nodes. 'Sunmandetomi' has absent or very sparse stem pubescence while 'Sunmandecos' has dense pubescence. 'Sunmandetomi' has a smaller leaf blade than 'Sunmandecos'. 'Sunmandetomi' has less pubescence on the leaf blade than 'Sunmandecos'. 'Sunmandetomi' has a smaller flower diameter with less overlapping petals than 'Sunmandecos'. 'Sunmandetomi' has smaller petals than 'Sunmandecos'.


PLANT: vine, medium to strong vigour

STEM: thin, medium green, strong anthocyanin colouration on upper part, absent or very sparse pubescence

LEAVES: opposite arrangement, elliptic, cuspidate apex, cuneate to obtuse base, absent to weak margin undulation, absent to very sparse pubescence on upper side and lower side, dark green on upper side, light green on lower side, no variegation, weak rugosity, strong glossiness, petiole present

FLOWERS: raceme, pedicel green and red brown, trumpet shaped floret, horizontal attitude, anthers yellow, calyx with weak anthocyanin colouration, becoming stronger at apex
PETALS: purple red on upper side with light blue pink at base, blue pink on lower side with white streaks, purple red at entrance to corolla tube, yellow with streaks of yellow orange inside throat, petals touching, weak undulation of petal lobes, entire margin, moderate undulation of margin, weak to moderate reflexing.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunmandetomi' originated from a cross made at Yokaichi-shi, Shiga-ken, Japan in February 2002. The female parent was the breeding line M35-4 and the male parent was the breeding line M28-3. Seedlings obtained from the cross were grown in the glasshouse and evaluated in November 2002. One seedling was selected based on its growth habit and flower colour. The selected plant was propagated vegetatively and grown in a pot trial from May to October 2003 in Japan.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Sunmandetomi' were conducted in a polyhouse at BioFlora in St. Thomas, Ontario in the fall of 2006. The trials included 15 plants of each variety. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 20 cm pots on May 26, 2006. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Sunmandetomi' with reference variety 'Sunmandecos'

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Sunmandetomi' 'Sunmandecos'
mean 5.9 12.0
std. deviation 0.49 1.10

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Sunmandetomi' 'Sunmandecos'
mean 3.6 6.5
std. deviation 0.32 0.58

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Sunmandetomi' 'Sunmandecos'
mean 7.1 10.4
std. deviation 0.54 0.64

Colour of petal (RHS)

  'Sunmandetomi' 'Sunmandecos'
upper side N57D, 65C at base N57C-D, N155B at base
lower side 64D with white streaks 64D with white streaks, 59D at margin

Colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'Sunmandetomi' 'Sunmandecos'
opening to throat 61C (streaks) N57D with streaks of N57B
inside tube 9B with streaks of 17B 4A and 14A

Petal length (cm)

  'Sunmandetomi' 'Sunmandecos'
mean 3.1 4.6
std. deviation 0.27 0.24

Petal width (cm)

  'Sunmandetomi' 'Sunmandecos'
mean 2.9 4.4
std. deviation 0.15 0.21

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Mandevilla: 'Sunmandetomi' (left) with reference variety 'Sunmandecos' (right)

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