|Botanical Name:||Euphorbia pulcherrima|
Nils Klemm, Stuttgart, Germany
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2008-03-07|
|Date rights surrendered:||2009-03-13|
PLANT: medium number of branches, medium height, narrow to medium width, weak anthocyanin colouration in stem
LEAF: short to medium length, narrow to medium width, broad ovate, rounded or cordate base, strong greenish colour on upper side, medium greenish colour on lower side, anthocyanin colouration in veins on upper and lower sides, weak to medium lobing, no margin incisions
PETIOLE: short to medium length, strong anthocyanin colouration on upper side, medium anthocyanin on lower side
BRACT: short, narrow to medium width, medium to many uniform coloured bracts, medium number of bicolored bracts, medium to long distance between bracts, red on upper side, red to dark purple-red on lower side, no lobe development, no margin incisions, no folding, no curving, no twisting, very weak to weak rugosity between veins, elliptic
CYME: broad to very broad
CYATHIUM GLANDS: medium size, weak anthocyanin colouration on margins, yellow, medium time of opening.
Origin & Breeding History: 'NPCW04097' originated from a cross pollination between unknown parents, conducted in 1999 in Stuttgart, Germany. Seedlings were selected in the summer of 2000 based on bract size, bract colour, bract shape, leaf quality and branching characteristics. The selected seedling was grafted in 2001 to promote branching and the new variety was assessed for plant vigour and postharvest characteristics.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description is based on the UPOV (International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants) report of Technical Examination, Community Plant Variety Office reference number 2004/2549, grant number 18434, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, in 2005.
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