Denomination: 'Bonpripicom'
Botanical Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima x E. cornastra
Applicant/Holder: Bonza Botanicals Pty., Ltd.
244 Singles Ridge Road
Yellow Rock, New South Wales
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
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2011-01-24
Application Number: 11-7161
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-06-19
Certificate Number: 4525
Date rights surrendered: 2015-06-19

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Dulce Rosa'

Summary: 'Bonpripicom' has shorter and narrower plants, and shorter leaves with shorter petioles than 'Dulce Rosa'. The base of the leaf blade is rounded for 'Bonpripicom' while it is wedge shaped for 'Dulce Rosa'. The intensity of green colour on the upper side of the petiole is absent or very weak for 'Bonpripicom' whereas it is moderate for 'Dulce Rosa'. 'Bonpripicom' has more fully bract-coloured transitional leaves and more bracts than 'Dulce Rosa'. The colour of the lower side of the bract is purple red for 'Bonpripicom' whereas it is light blue pink for 'Dulce Rosa'. 'Bonpripicom' has a narrower cyme than 'Dulce Rosa'.


PLANT: branching, medium to many branches, very short to short, narrow
STEM: strong to very strong intensity of green colour on middle third, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on middle third, absent or weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on upper third

LEAF BLADE: short, very narrow, ovate, rounded base, one coloured on upper side, strong intensity of green colour on upper side, main vein on upper side is only green, many lobes, very shallow sinus between lobes, absent or weak curvature of main vein
PETIOLE: very short, absent or very weak intensity of green colour on upper side, very weak to weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on upper side, absent or weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on lower side
TRANSITIONAL LEAVES: few to medium number of partly bract-coloured leaf blades, medium to many fully bract-coloured leaf blades, absent or weak lobing, absent or weak curvature along main vein of fully bract-coloured leaf blades

BRACT: many, very short, very narrow, elliptic, one coloured on upper side, purple red (RHS N57C) on upper side, no spotting on upper side, purple red (RHS 55B) on lower side, no folding along the main vein, no twisting, absent or very weak rugosity between veins
CYME: medium to broad, opening of cyathia occurs early to mid-season
CYATHIUM GLAND: small, yellow, not deformed

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bonpripicom' was bred in May 2002 by controlled pollination between proprietary Euphborbia pulcherrima selection #83 as the female parent and an unnamed proprietary selection of Euphorbia cornastra as the male parent, in an isolated area at Bonza Botanicals Pty Limited in Yellow Rock, New South Wales. Seeds from this cross were germinated, grown to maturity, and in August 2003, one plant was selected based on its growth habit and bract colour. The selected plant was propagated by cutting and grown in pots in a greenhouse. A trial was carried out in a controlled environment from 2003 to 2004 during which the botanical characteristics of the plant were examined. It was concluded that this Euphorbia hybrid was distinguishable from any other varieties, and that its characteristics were uniform and stable. It was subsequently named 'Bonpripicom'.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Bonpripicom' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2009/0530, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Department of Horticulture at the University of Aarhus in Aarslev, Denmark, in 2010. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'Bonpripicom' with reference variety 'Dulce Rosa'

Colour of bract (RHS)

  'Bonpripicom' 'Dulce Rosa'
lower side 55B 56D

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Poinsettia: 'Bonpripicom'

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