Denomination: 'Kirine-1'
Trade name: Angelart Pear
Botanical Name: Nemesia
Applicant/Holder: Japan Agribio Company, Limited
1-5-11 Irifune, Chuo-ku
Breeder: Daigaku Takeshita, Kirin Brewery Company, Limited, Tokyo, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-11-29
Application Number: 05-5179
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-06-08
Certificate Number: 2790
Date rights surrendered: 2011-07-19

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLENH05427' (Serengeti Yellow)

Summary: The plants of 'Kirine-1' are taller than those of 'KLENH05427'. 'Kirine-1' has broader central lobes on the upper lip of the corolla than 'KLENH05427'. The lower lip of the corolla is larger with weaker undulation of the margin than that of 'KLENH05427'. The corolla of 'Kirine-1' has a yellow orange upper lip while that of 'KLENH05427' is yellow. The lower lip of the corolla, including the palate, is darker yellow orange for 'Kirine-1' than for 'KLENH05427'.


PLANT: erect to semi-erect growth habit, sparse to medium density, moderate number of branches, short to medium in height, thin to medium stems

LEAF: long, narrow to medium in width, dentate margin, lanceolate, medium green, no anthocyanin colouration, no petiole

PEDICEL: medium to long
CALYX: moderate density of pubescence on margins only
COROLLA: long, medium to broad, colour weakly fading as flower ages, light yellow to light yellow orange on lower side
UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: darker colour distribution towards apex of lobes, yellow orange, marking at base is violet blue surrounded by white and moderately conspicuous
CENTRAL LOBES OF UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: long, broad to very broad, weak undulation of margin, weak to moderate reflexing
LOWER LIP OF COROLLA: medium in length, medium in width, yellow orange fading to lighter yellow orange at margin with no secondary colouration, weak undulation of margin, no reflexing
PALATE: yellow orange, small to medium in size

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kirine-1' is a product of a planned breeding program conducted by the breeder in Tochigi-ken, Japan. It originated from a cross in April of 2003 between Nemesia fruiticans variety 'Innocence' and Nemesia strumosa variety 'Nebula Yellow'. 'Kirine-1' was selected in October of 2003 based on its freely branching and vigorous growth habit, flower colour and size, sterility and tolerance to heat and other weather extremes.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Kirine-1' were conducted in a greenhouse at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario during the spring of 2006. The trial included 15 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11 cm pots on March 31, 2006. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 5, 2006. All colour characteristics were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural society (RHS) colour chart.

Comparison tables for 'Kirine-1' with reference variety 'KLENH05427'

Plant height (cm)

  'Kirine-1' 'KLENH05427'
mean 19.4 13.4
std. deviation 1.39 1.19

Width of central lobes of upper lip of corolla (mm)

  'Kirine-1' 'KLENH05427'
mean 16.4 10.8
std. deviation 0.89 1.92

Length of lower lip of corolla (mm)

  'Kirine-1' 'KLENH05427'
mean 19.5 15.6
std. deviation 1.35 1.07

Width of lower lip of corolla (mm)

  'Kirine-1' 'KLENH05427'
mean 20.6 16.0
std. deviation 1.58 1.05

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Kirine-1' 'KLENH05427'
upper lip 14A 9A
lower lip 17A fading to 14A at margins 14A fading to 9A at margins

Colour of palate (RHS)

  'Kirine-1' 'KLENH05427'
main 17A 14A

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Nemesia: 'Kirine-1' (left) with reference variety 'KLENH05427' (right)

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Nemesia: 'Kirine-1' (left) with reference variety 'KLENH05427' (right)

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