Denomination: 'Osecmapu'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'G122-3'
Trade name: Jamboana Purple
Botanical Name: Osteospermum ecklonis
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Seeds B.V.
P.O. Box 2
1600 AA
Breeder: Ánna M.W.P. Houbraken, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-05-13
Application Number: 05-4905
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-06-08
Certificate Number: 2785
Date rights surrendered: 2008-05-29

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Osoutis' (Soprano Purple) and 'Wildside'

Summary: Plants of 'Osecmapu' have longer peduncles than 'Osoutis' and 'Wildside'. 'Osecmapu' has weak anthocyanin on the stems, whereas 'Wildside' has medium to strong anthocyanin. The leaves of 'Osecmapu' are smaller, darker green, and have a weaker degree of lobing than those of the reference varieties. The leaves of 'Osecmapu' are elliptic to obovate, while those of 'Wildside' are spatulate. The main colour on the upper side of the ray florets of 'Osecmapu' is purple whereas it is violet in 'Osoutis'. The main colour on the lower side of the ray florets of 'Osecmapu' is purple whereas it is brown purple in 'Osoutis' and purple with black in 'Wildside'. The disk of 'Osecmapu' is dark purple before dehiscence, whereas it is dark blue in 'Osoutis' and purple in 'Wildside'.


PLANT: erect shoots with weak anthocyanin

LEAF: elliptic to obovate in shape, very weak degree of lobing, no variegation, dark to very dark green in colour on the upper side

FLOWER: begins very early, one or two complete ray floret whorls, presence of incomplete ray floret whorls, with medium pubescence on the calyx
RAY FLORET: oblanceolate in shape, with an obtuse apex, no rolling of the longitudinal margins, concave to horizontal in attitude, purple on the upper side and on the lower side
DISC: dark purple before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Osecmapu' was developed by the breeder Anna M.W.P. Houbraken, an employee of Syngenta Seeds B.V. in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. The new osteospermum variety originated from a cross between female parent 'E0202-3' and an unknown male parent, conducted in June 2001. The new variety was selected from the progeny in 2002 based on branching, plant vigor, flower quality, colour and size. The variety has been propagated by vegetative cuttings since August 2002.

Tests & Trials: The trials for 'Osecmapu' were conducted in a polyhouse at BioFlora in St. Thomas, Ontario, during the spring of 2006. The trials included 15 plants of each variety grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11 cm pots. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. All colour characteristics were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart.

Comparison tables for 'Osecmapu' with reference varieties 'Osoutis' and 'Wildside'

Length of peduncles (cm)

  'Osecmapu' 'Osoutis' 'Wildside'
mean 8.3 6.9 5.1
std. deviation 1.65 0.88 1.71

Length of leaf (cm)

  'Osecmapu' 'Osoutis' 'Wildside'
mean 3.9 4.6 4.7
std. deviation 0.22 0.47 0.57

Width of leaf (cm)

  'Osecmapu' 'Osoutis' 'Wildside'
mean 1.1 1.4 1.7
std. deviation 0.13 0.32 0.31

Colour of ray florets (RHS)

  'Osecmapu' 'Osoutis' 'Wildside'
upper side 72A with faded stripes N78A with darker stripes 71A with faded stripes

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Osteospermum: 'Osecmapu' (left) with reference varieties 'Osoutis' (centre) and 'Wildside' (right)

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