Denomination: 'Kirine-34'
Trade name: Angelart Pear
Botanical Name: Nemesia
Applicant/Holder: Fides B.V.
P.O. Box 26
2678 ZG
De Lier
Breeder: Daigaku Takeshita, Kirin Agribio 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: 2006-11-23
Application Number: 06-5672
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-05-29
Certificate Number: 3218
Date rights surrendered: 2014-05-29

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Kirine-4' (Angelart Almond) and 'Intraigold' (Sunsatia Lemon)

Summary: The flowers of 'Kirine-34' are a yellow orange while they are yellow for 'Intraigold' and white with light blue pink stripes for 'Kirine-4'. 'Kirine-34' has a weaker margin undulation than the reference varieties. The lower lip of the corolla is medium reflexing for 'Kirine-34' while it is medium to strong for 'Kirine-4' and weak for 'Intraigold'. 'Kirine-34' has a darker palate than the reference varieties.


PLANT: very erect to semi-erect growth habit, dense to very dense, many branches
STEM: thin to thick

LEAF BLADE: lanceolate, dentate margin, medium green
PETIOLE: mostly sessile

CALYX: dense pubescence on inner side
COROLLA: colour weakly intensifying with age, uniform colour distribution on the upper lobes, yellow orange on the upper side of upper lobes, violet blue markings of medium conspicuousness, light yellow on the lower side
CENTRAL LOBES OF UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: absent or very weak margin undulation, weak reflexing
LATERAL LOBES OF UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: weak to medium reflexing
LOWER LIP OF COROLLA: yellow orange with orange tones from the palate, weak margin undulation, medium reflexing
PALATE: orange, large

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kirine-34' originated from a controlled cross made in February 2005 in Tochigi, Japan. The female or seed parent was designated as 'Aromatica Compact White' and the male or pollen parent was 'Sundrop Yellow'. The new Nemesia variety was selected from the resultant progeny as a single plant in October 2005 based on criteria for earliness, plant form, branching, flower habit, size and colour, sterility and weather tolerance. Asexual reproduction by vegetative cuttings was first conducted in November 2005 in Tochigi, Japan.

Tests & Trials: The PBR trials were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2007 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trials included a total of 15 plants of the candidate variety and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 10.5 cm pots on March 20, 2007. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 15, 2007. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart.

Comparison tables for 'Kirine-34' with reference varieties 'Kirine-4' and 'Intraigold'

Leaf length (mm)

  'Kirine-34' 'Kirine-4' 'Intraigold'
mean 31.3 36.9 36.5
std. deviation 3.50 5.53 6.33

Colour of upper side of upper lobes of corolla (RHS)

  'Kirine-34' 'Kirine-4' 'Intraigold'
main colour 14A 155A with 62D darker than 9A
colour of markings duller than 96B 86A N155B with stripes

Colour of upper side of lower lip (RHS)

  'Kirine-34' 'Kirine-4' 'Intraigold'
main colour 14A with orange tones from palate 155A with 13B-C 9A darker towards palate

Colour of lower side of upper lobes (RHS)

  'Kirine-34' 'Kirine-4' 'Intraigold'
main colour 12D 155A with 68A veins 8D

Colour of lower side of lower lobes (RHS)

  'Kirine-34' 'Kirine-4' 'Intraigold'
main colour 14D 155A with 68A veins 8D

Colour of palate (RHS)

  'Kirine-34' 'Kirine-4' 'Intraigold'
main colour N25C 21A 17B as dark as 21A

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Nemesia: 'Kirine-34' (left) with reference varieties 'Kirine-4' (centre) and 'Intraigold' (right)

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