Denomination: 'Fisnovired'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'Fispoin 9791'
Botanical Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Katharina Zerr, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2004-05-18
Application Number: 04-4206
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-01-09
Certificate Number: 3106
Date rights surrendered: 2014-01-09

Variety Description


PLANT: monstrosity absent, medium number of branches, medium to tall, medium to broad, reddish stem with medium intensity of colour
LEAF: medium to long, narrow to medium width, broad ovate shaped blade, rounded shape of base, strong intensity of greenish colour on upper surface, medium intensity of greenish colour on lower surface, reddish veins on upper and lower surfaces, few lobes with rounded sinus between lobes, incision of margins absent.
PETIOLE: medium in length, strong intensity of reddish colour on upper surface, medium intensity of reddish colour on lower surface

BRACTS: medium number of uniformly coloured bracts and few to medium number of bicoloured bracts, short to medium distance between bracts, red on upper (RHS 45A) and lower (RHS 45C) surfaces with similar colour of margin compared to main part, development of lobes and incision of margins absent, folding absent or present, curving and twisting absent, weak intensity of rugosity between veins, short to medium in length (including petiole), narrow to medium in width, rounded shape of base, elliptic in shape
CYME: broad
CYATHIUM: medium sized yellow glands, red colouration of margins of glands absent, very early to early opening of first three cyathia

Origin & Breeding History: 'Fisnovired' was developed at Hillscheid, Germany in the summer of 1999 from the controlled cross of the female parent, seedling no. 265 and the male parent, seedling no. 2299. Seed resulting from this cross were germinated in early spring 2000, and flowering seedlings were selected in December 2000. In spring 2001, cuttings from original seedling no. 9791 were grafted on 'Maren' rootstock to induce branching. Branched plants grown from cuttings of the grafted plants were examined in the fall of 2001 and 2002. Selection criteria included improved plant growth habit and ability to cultivate the variety year round.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description is based on the UPOV Report of Technical Examination, CPVO application number 2004/1050, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture, Aarslev, Denmark, during the summer/fall of 2005.

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Poinsettia: 'Fisnovired'

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