Cante Oran


Denomination: 'Cante Oran'
Trade name: Caliente Orange
Botanical Name: Pelargonium
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Mitchell Hanes, Goldsmith Seeds, Inc., Morgan Hill, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2007-12-24
Application Number: 07-6099
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-01-11
Certificate Number: 3733
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2028-01-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Cante Coras' (Caliente Coral)

Summary: 'Cante Oran' differs from the reference variety, 'Cante Coras' mainly in leaf zonation, petiole length, anthocyanin colouration of the peduncle, floret petal colour, pedicel length and colour of the middle third of the pedicel. The leaves of 'Cante Oran' have medium conspicuousness of zone whereas the leaves of 'Cante Coras' have none. The petiole of 'Cante Oran' is very short to short whereas it is short to medium in length for 'Cante Coras'. There is medium to strong to strong athocyanin colouration in the peduncle of 'Cante Oran' whereas it is absent to very weak in 'Cante Coras'. The floret petals of 'Cante Oran' are red whereas they are dark pink red in 'Cante Coras'. The pedicel of 'Cante Oran' is medium in length whereas it is very short to short in 'Cante Coras'. The middle third of the pedicel of 'Cante Oran' is dark red to purple red whereas it is green to light red in 'Cante Coras'.


PLANT: intermediate growth habit, short to medium height, very narrow to narrow width, 2-3 branches
STEM: green, thin to medium in thickness, dense pubescence

LEAF BLADE: very short, very narrow to narrow, closed base
LEAF MARGIN: bicrenate, weak lobing, shallow incisions, medium waviness
UPPER SIDE OF LEAF BLADE: moderate pubescence, medium to dark green, no variegation
LEAF ZONE: moderately conspicuous, reddish brown zone, normal position
PETIOLE: very short to short, dense pubescence

INFLORESCENCE: orange colour group, very small to small diameter
PEDUNCLE: short, dense pubescence, medium to strong anthocyanin colouration
FLORET: narrow elliptic bud, single, small to medium diameter, no overlapping of petals, entire petal margin
UPPER PETAL: very narrow, upper side red with moderately conspicuous dark purple-red striped markings, small white basal zone, lower side red to red pink
LOWER PETAL: narrow, upper side red with no markings, small white basal zone, lower side red
PEDICEL: medium length, medium to dense pubescence, middle third dark red to purple red, no swelling
SEPAL: medium pubescence, red with green at tips

Origin & Breeding History: 'Cante Oran' arose from a controlled cross between the variety, '10263-10', characterized by its scarlet single-type flower, and '10279-11', characterized by its orange single-type flower. The cross was conducted in Gilroy, California in April, 2006. Seed from the resulting cross was sown in the greenhouse in June 2006. Initial selection was made in August 2006 based on flower colour and quality and plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial of 'Cante Oran' was conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2008 at Bioflora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 20 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings transplanted into 15 cm pots on June 24, 2008. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on August 22, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Cante Oran' with reference variety 'Cante Coras'

Plant foliage width (cm)

  'Cante Oran' 'Cante Coras'
mean 21.1 27.6
std. deviation 1.68 2.92

Petiole length (cm)

  'Cante Oran' 'Cante Coras'
mean 4.4 7.7
std. deviation 0.60 0.95

Colour of upper petal (RHS)

  'Cante Oran' 'Cante Coras'
margin - upper side 44B 52A
middle - upper side more pink than 40A 52A
base - upper side 40A 52B
marking - upper side 60A-B stripes 61A-B stripes
lower side 43B-C 52B

Colour of lower petal (RHS)

  'Cante Oran' 'Cante Coras'
margin - upper side 44B 52A
middle - upper side 40A 52A
lower side 41A 52A

Pedicel length (cm)

  'Cante Oran' 'Cante Coras'
mean 3.3 2.2
std.deviation 0.41 0.10

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Pelargonium: 'Cante Oran' (left) with reference variety 'Cante Coras' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'Cante Oran' (left) with reference variety 'Cante Coras' (right)

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Pelargonium: 'Cante Oran' (left) with reference variety 'Cante Coras' (right)

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