Denomination: 'Sunparacoho'
Trade name: Sun Parasol Pretty White
Botanical Name: Mandevilla
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Breeder: Tomoya Misato, Suntory Flowers Limited, Yamanashi, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2010-01-11
Application Number: 10-6800
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-06-19
Certificate Number: 4519
Date rights surrendered: 2014-06-19

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fisrix Whit'

Summary: 'Sunparacoho' has longer pedicels than 'Fisrix Whit'. Anthocyanin colouration of the pedicel is weakly present at the base for 'Sunparacoho' while it is absent for 'Fisrix Whit'.


PLANT: twining growth form, slightly woody at base, medium to tall
STEM: medium green, no anthocyanin colouration, no pubsecence

LEAF: opposite arrangement along stem
PETIOLE: no anthocyanin colouration, no pubescence
LEAF BLADE: obovate, acuminate apex, dark green on upper side, medium green on lower side, strong glossiness on upper side, no pubescence on upper and lower sides, absent to very weak undulation of margin

INFLORESCENCE: racemose type
PEDICEL: medium green, weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration at base, no pubescence
FLOWER BUD: obtrullate
CALYX: five lobes, medium green on basal half, light green on distal half
COROLLA TUBE: funnel shape, light green
COROLLA THROAT: light yellow on outer side, yellow orange fading towards distal half on inner side
COROLLA LIMB: asymmetric segment shape, acute apex, white on upper side, medium undulation of margin, distal part is straight in longitudinal section
STAMEN: five, light yellow filament, orange yellow anther
OVARY: light green

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunparacoho' originated from a controlled pollination in 2004 between the female parent, proprietary variety 'M-7', and the male parent, variety 'M-1', in an isolated area of the Omi R&D Center of Suntory Flowers Ltd. located in Shiga, Japan. Seeds resulting from the cross were germinated, grown to maturity, and in October 2005, one plant was selected. This plant was propagated by cutting and grown in pots. A trial was conducted from April to November 2006 during which the botanical characteristics were examined. It was concluded that 'Sunparacoho' was distinguishable from any other Mandevilla varieties, and uniform and stable in its characteristics.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Sunparacoho' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2010/0674, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by Naktuinbouw in Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands, in 2011. Colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Mandevilla: 'Sunparacoho'

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