Royal Pearlz

Medinilla

Denomination: 'Royal Pearlz'
Botanical Name: Medinilla
Applicant/Holder: Corn. Bak B.V.
Dorpsstraat 11-B
NL-1566 AA
Assendelft
Netherlands
Breeder: Elly Bak, Corn. Bak B.V., Assendelft, Netherlands
Nicolaas David Maria Steur, Corn. Bak B.V., Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2014-02-03
Application Number: 14-8200
Grant of Rights Date: 2015-06-30
Certificate Number: 5083
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2035-06-30

Variety Description

Description:

PLANT: lignified shrub
STEM: dark green, lignified parts are medium brown, winged

LEAF: decussate arrangement along stem, two per whorl
PETIOLE: absent
LEAF BLADE: upper side is dark green (darker than RHS N137A) with lighter green veins, brown green (RHS 146D) on lower side, sunken veins, light green veins on lower side, ovate shape, concave in cross section, straight to weakly recurved along longitudinal axis, medium undulation of margin, acuminate tip

INFLORESCENCE: hanging panicle, two bracts per whorl, 125-150 flowers in biggest panicle
PEDUNCLE: light green (RHS 144B), flat in cross section, winged
BRACT: light blue violet (RHS 76C) with almost white veins, ovate shape, convex in cross section, entire margin, acuminate tip
PEDICEL: light blue pink (RHS 62B), round in cross section
SECONDARY PEDICEL: light blue pink (RHS 62B), round in cross section
FLOWER: mean of 28 mm in diameter
CALYX: coalescent type, ovary enclosing, light blue pink (RHS 62B), no lobes
COROLLA: four to five petals, fleshy, arrangement of petals is not touching
PETAL: blue pink (RHS 72D), elliptic shape, asymmetrical, straight in cross section, weakly incurved to straight along longitudinal axis, entire margin, rounded tip
STAMEN: light yellow, incurved along longitudinal axis
ANTHER: yellow, elongated with hair-like violet threads
STYLE: white, incurved along longitudinal axis
OVARY: superior placement, white (RHS 155A), round shape, flattened tip

Origin & Breeding History: 'Royal Pearlz' was bred and developed by the breeders, Nicolaas D.M. Steur and Elly Bak, employees of Corn. Bak B.V. in Assendelft, Netherlands. It originated from a controlled cross conducted in September 2008 between two numbered proprietary selections. Seedlings were selected in April 2010 from the resulting progeny based on their flower colour, number of inflorescences per plant, plant size, leaf size, and plant growth characteristics. 'Royal Pearlz' was selected for commercialization in January 2012 and first propagated using asexual reproduction by cuttings in May 2012, in Assendelft, Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Royal Pearlz' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2012/2636, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. The trials were conducted by Naktuinbouw in Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands, in 2013. Colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Royal Pearlz
Medinilla: 'Royal Pearlz'

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