Denomination: 'Kirine-4'
Trade name: Angelart Almond
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: 05-5180
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-06-08
Certificate Number: 2791
Date rights surrendered: 2011-07-19

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Intraiwhi' (Sunsatia Coconut) and 'Inupyel' (Sunsatia Mango)

Summary: 'Kirine-4' has shorter plants with thinner stems than 'Inupyel'. 'Kirine-4' has longer leaves and larger corollas than 'Intraiwhi'. The inflorescence of 'Kirine-4' has no corolla spur whereas that of 'Intraiwhi' does. The upper lip of the corolla for 'Inuprasp' is near white while it is very white for 'Intraiwhi' and light yellow for 'Inupyel'.


PLANT: semi-erect growth habit, dense, many branches, medium in height, moderately thick stems

LEAF: medium to long, medium in width, dentate margin, lanceolate, medium green, weak anthocyanin colouration at the base, no petiole

PEDICEL: medium to long
CALYX: moderate density of pubescence on margins only
COROLLA: long, medium to broad, weakly fading colour change with age
UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: uniform colour distribution, near white with no secondary colouration, marking at base is violet blue and moderately conspicuous
CENTRAL LOBES OF UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: long, medium to broad, very weak undulation of margin, very weak reflexing
LOWER LIP OF COROLLA: medium in length, medium in width, yellow orange with near white background and margin, moderate to strong undulation of margin, strong reflexing
PALATE: orange, medium to large

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kirine-4' is a product of a planned breeding program conducted by the breeder in Tochigi-ken, Japan. It originated from a cross in March of 2004 between Nemesia variety 'White Wing' and Nemesia strumosa variety 'Nebula White'. 'Kirine-4' was selected in September of 2004 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-4' 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 9, 2006. All colour characteristics were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural society (RHS) colour chart.

Comparison tables for 'Kirine-4' with reference varieties 'Intraiwhi' and 'Inupyel'

Plant height (cm)

  'Kirine-4' 'Intraiwhi' 'Inupyel'
mean 21.7 22.4 26.9
std. deviation 1.38 2.44 3.11

Leaf length (mm)

  'Kirine-4' 'Intraiwhi' 'Inupyel'
mean 39.1 29.3 38.8
std. deviation 4.07 3.33 3.12

Corolla length (mm)

  'Kirine-4' 'Intraiwhi' 'Inupyel'
mean 30.6 18.2 24.0
std. deviation 3.60 3.46 3.13

Corolla width (mm)

  'Kirine-4' 'Intraiwhi' 'Inupyel'
mean 24.4 18.4 26.2
std. deviation 1.78 3.41 2.90

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Kirine-4' 'Intraiwhi' 'Inupyel'
upper lip 155C whiter than 155C 12C-D
lower lip 14A with 155C background & margin 155C 9A with 8C background & margin
marking at base of upper lip bluer than N92B 77A 79B to N79C/D

Colour of palate (RHS)

  'Kirine-4' 'Intraiwhi' 'Inupyel'
main N25C-D 17B surrounded by 5A 23A

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Nemesia: 'Kirine-4' (left) with reference varieties 'Intraiwhi' (center) and 'Inupyel' (right)

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Nemesia: 'Kirine-4' (left) with reference varieties 'Intraiwhi' (center) and 'Inupyel' (right)

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