Denomination: 'Kirine-14'
Trade name: Angelart Fruit Punch
Botanical Name: Nemesia
Applicant/Holder: Fides B.V.
P.O. Box 26
2678 ZG
De Lier
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: 05-5184
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-06-08
Certificate Number: 2795
Date rights surrendered: 2014-06-08

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Intraired' (Sunsatia Cranberry) and 'Kirine-9' (Angelart Melon)

Summary: 'Kirine-14' has a semi-erect growth habit whereas 'Intraired' has spreading plants. The leaves of 'Kirine-14' are shorter than those of 'Intraired' and 'Kirine-9'. The purple marking at the base of the upper lip of the corolla is strongly conspicuous in 'Kirine-14', while it is only weakly conspicuous in 'Intraired'. 'Kirine-14' differs from the reference varieties in main colour of the upper and lower lips of the corolla and also because the lower corolla lip of 'Kirine-14' has a secondary colour and the reference varieties do not.


PLANT: semi-erect growth habit, high density, medium to many branches

LEAF: short to medium length, narrow to medium width, dentate margin, lanceolate, medium green, medium to strong anthocyanin colouration along veins, petiole absent

CALYX: dense pubescence on inner side (margins only)
COROLLA: medium length, medium width, colour fades with age, purple red on lower side
UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: uniform colour distribution, dark pink red to red pink, brown purple marking at base (strongly conspicuous)
CENTRAL LOBES OF UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: moderate undulation of margin, very weak to weak reflexing
LATERAL LOBES OF UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: very weak to weak reflexing
LOWER LIP OF COROLLA: dark pink red main colour, orange red to orange secondary colour, medium to strong undulation of margin, very weak reflexing
PALATE: yellow orange speckled with orange red, medium to large size

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kirine-14' is a product of a planned breeding program conducted by the breeder in Tochigi, Japan. It originated from a cross in March 2004 between the variety 'White Wing' as the female parent and the seed variety Nemesia strumosa 'Nebula Orange' as the male parent. 'Kirine-14' was selected in September 2004 based on its freely branching and vigorous growth habit, sterility and tolerance to heat and other weather extremes.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Kirine-14' 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 per variety on May 9, 2006. All colour characteristics were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Kirine-14' with reference varieties 'Intraired' and 'Kirine-9'

Leaf length (mm)

  'Kirine-14' 'Intraired' 'Kirine-9'
mean 29.9 42.3 34.7
std. deviation 3.31 5.25 3.59

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Kirine-14' 'Intraired' 'Kirine-9'
main - upper lip 53D-52B 46A-B with 53C tones 45D with 45C veins
main - lower lip 51A-B 46A-B with 53C tones 33A with 35A tones at margin
secondary - lower lip N25A-B N/A N/A

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Nemesia: 'Kirine-14' (left) with reference varieties 'Intraired' (center) and 'Kirine-9' (right)

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Nemesia: 'Kirine-14' (left) with reference varieties 'Intraired' (center) and 'Kirine-9' (right)

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Nemesia: 'Kirine-14' (left) with reference varieties 'Intraired' (center) and 'Kirine-9' (right)

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