Royal Intenz


Denomination: 'Royal Intenz'
Botanical Name: Medinilla
Applicant/Holder: Corn. Bak B.V.
Dorpsstraat 11-B
NL-1566 AA
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
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2014-02-10
Application Number: 14-8203
Grant of Rights Date: 2015-06-30
Certificate Number: 5082
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2035-06-30

Variety 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 147B) on lower side, sunken veins, medium green veins on lower side, elliptic shape, concave in cross section, weakly recurved along longitudinal axis, entire margin, acuminate tip

INFLORESCENCE: hanging panicle, four bracts per whorl, mean of 200 flowers in biggest panicle
PEDUNCLE: dark purple red (RHS 53B) with light green at base, flat in cross section, winged
BRACT: purple red (RHS N57A) with lighter purple red margin, elliptic shape, convex in cross section, entire margin, weak undulation of margin, acuminate tip
PEDICEL: dark pink red (RHS 53C), square in cross section
SECONDARY PEDICEL: dark pink red (RHS 53C), round in cross section
FLOWER: mean of 29 mm in diameter
CALYX: coalescent type, ovary enclosing, dark pink red (RHS 53C), no lobes
COROLLA: four to five petals, fleshy, arrangement of petals is not touching
PETAL: purple red (RHS NN66B), ovate shape, asymmetrical, straight in cross section, weakly incurved to straight along longitudinal axis, entire margin, rounded tip
STAMEN: white, incurved along longitudinal axis
ANTHER: yellow, elongated with hair-like violet threads
STYLE: white, incurved along longitudinal axis
OVARY: superior placement, white (RHS 155A), obovoid shape, flattened tip

Origin & Breeding History: 'Royal Intenz' 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 June 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 Intenz' 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 Intenz' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2012/2581, 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 Intenz
Medinilla: 'Royal Intenz'

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