Bonpripapcom

Poinsettia

Denomination: 'Bonpripapcom'
Trade name: Princettia Very Light Pink
Botanical Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima x E. cornastra
Applicant/Holder: Bonza Botanicals Pty., Ltd.
244 Singles Ridge Road
Yellow Rock, New South Wales
2777
Australia
Breeder: Andrew Bernuetz, Bonza Botanicals Pty., Ltd., Yellow Rock, Australia
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2011-01-24
Application Number: 11-7160
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-11-27
Certificate Number: 4963
Date rights surrendered: 2015-11-03

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Dulce Rosa'

Summary: The plants of 'Bonpripapcom' are shorter with a greater number of branches than those of 'Dulce Rosa'. 'Bonpripapcom' has a smaller leaf blade and shorter petiole than 'Dulce Rosa'. The largest bract of 'Bonpripapcom' is wider than that of 'Dulce Rosa'. The upper side of the bract of 'Bonpripapcom' is light blue pink with slightly darker light blue pink around the mid vein and secondary veins while that of 'Dulce Rosa' is purple red. The lower side of the bract of 'Bonpripapcom' is white while that of 'Dulce Rosa' is blue pink along the mid vein fading to light blue pink towards the margin. The upper side of the small inner bracts of 'Bonpripapcom' is light blue pink with blue pink along the mid vein and secondary veins while that of 'Dulce Rosa' is purple red. 'Bonpripapcom' has a narrower cyme than 'Dulce Rosa'.

Description:

PLANT: branching present
STEM: medium intensity of green colour on middle third, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration of middle third, absent or weak anthocyanin colouration elsewhere

LEAF BLADE: ovate, rounded and truncated base, one colour on upper side, strong intensity of green colour, green main vein on upper side, no lobes, absent or weak curvature of main vein
PETIOLE: medium intensity of green colour on upper side, medium anthocyanin colouration on upper side, absent or weak anthocyanin colouration on lower side
TRANSITIONAL LEAVES: few to medium number of partly bract-coloured leaf blades, few fully bract-coloured leaf blades, absent or weak lobing, absent or weak curvature along main vein of fully bract-coloured leaf blade

BRACT: medium number, ovate largest bract, one colour on upper side, upper side is light blue pink (RHS 62D) with slightly darker blue pink (RHS 65B-C) around main vein and secondary veins, no spotting on upper side, lower side is white (RHS NN155B), no folding along the main vein, no twisting, weak rugosity between veins
SMALL INNER BRACTS: upper side is light blue pink (RHS 65B) with darker tones of light blue pink (RHS 65A) along main vein and secondary veins, very small bracts are purple red (RHS 58C), lower side is light blue pink (lighter than RHS 62C-D)
CYATHIUM GLAND: medium to large, yellow, no deformation

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bonpripapcom' originated as a whole plant mutation of 'Bonpripicom' and was discovered in January 2005 in an isolated area in Yellow Rock, New South Wales, Australia. The plant was further propagated by cuttings and a greenhouse trial was carried out from August 2005 to December 2006 at Bonza Botanicals Pty Limited in Yellow Rock, New South Wales, Australia. The new variety was selected based on plant habit, plant vigour, freely branching habit, strong stems that resist breaking and foliage and bract colour.

Tests & Trials: The trial for 'Bonpripapcom' was conducted in 2013 at Schenck's Greenhouses in St. Catharines, Ontario. The trial included 25 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on July 25, 2013. Pots were spaced 30 cm apart from the pot centre. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on November 27, 2013. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Bonpripapcom' with reference variety 'Dulce Rosa'

Number of branches

  'Bonpripapcom' 'Dulce Rosa'
mean 12.0 7.1
std. deviation 2.06 0.74

Plant height (cm)

  'Bonpripapcom' 'Dulce Rosa'
mean 22.1 42.7
std. deviation 2.51 2.12

Leaf length, including petiole (cm)

  'Bonpripapcom' 'Dulce Rosa'
mean 9.6 19.1
std. deviation 0.85 1.15

Leaf width (cm)

  'Bonpripapcom' 'Dulce Rosa'
mean 4.4 6.3
std. deviation 0.30 0.35

Petiole length (cm)

  'Bonpripapcom' 'Dulce Rosa'
mean 2.4 5.0
std. deviation 0.14 0.45

Largest bract width (cm)

  'Bonpripapcom' 'Dulce Rosa'
mean 3.9 2.8
std. deviation 0.26 0.31

Colour of bract (RHS)

  'Bonpripapcom' 'Dulce Rosa'
upper side 62D with 65B-C around main vein and secondary veins N57D
lower side closest to NN155B closest to 63C along main vein fading to 65C-D towards margin

Colour of small inner bracts (RHS)

  'Bonpripapcom' 'Dulce Rosa'
upper side 65B with 65A along main vein and secondary veins darker than N57C

Cyme width (cm)

  'Bonpripapcom' 'Dulce Rosa'
mean 2.5 8.0
std. deviation 0.50 0.68

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Poinsettia: 'Bonpripapcom' (left) with reference variety 'Dulce Rosa' (right)

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Poinsettia: 'Bonpripapcom' (left) with reference variety 'Dolce Rosa' (right)

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Poinsettia: 'Bonpripapcom' (left) with reference variety 'Dolce Rosa' (right)

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