Bonpriho

Poinsettia

Denomination: 'Bonpriho'
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 Berneutz, Silverdale, Australia
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2012-09-06
Application Number: 12-7720
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-11-27
Certificate Number: 4962
Date rights surrendered: 2015-11-03

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Dulce Rosa'

Summary: The plants of 'Bonpriho' are shorter than those of 'Dulce Rosa'. 'Bonpriho' has smaller leaves with shorter petioles than 'Dulce Rosa'. The upper side of the bract of 'Bonpriho' is white with a light blue pink midvein and secondary veins while that of 'Dulce Rosa' is purple red. The lower side of the bract of 'Bonpriho' is white while that of 'Dulce Rosa' is blue pink along the midvein fading to light blue pink towards the margin. The upper side of the small inner bracts of 'Bonpriho' is white while that of 'Dulce Rosa' is purple red. 'Bonpriho' has a narrower cyme than 'Dulce Rosa'.

Description:

PLANT: branching present
STEM: medium 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 elsewhere

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

BRACT: many, elliptic, one colour on upper side, upper side is white (closest to RHS NN155B) with light blue pink (RHS 63D) main vein and secondary veins, no spotting on upper side, lower side is white (RHS NN155B), no folding along main vein, no twisting, absent or very weak rugosity between veins
SMALL INNER BRACTS: upper side is white (RHS 155A)
CYATHIUM GLAND: medium size, yellow, no deformation

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bonpriho' originated as an induced branch mutation of proprietary breeding line #127 and was discovered in August 2004 in Yellow Rock, New South Wales, Australia. The plant was further propagated by cuttings and a greenhouse trial was carried out from August 2004 to August 2009 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 'Bonpriho' 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 'Bonpriho' with reference variety 'Dulce Rosa'

Plant height (cm)

  'Bonpriho' 'Dulce Rosa'
mean 30.9 42.7
std. deviation 2.76 2.12

Leaf length, including petiole (cm)

  'Bonpriho' 'Dulce Rosa'
mean 12.2 19.1
std. deviation 0.73 1.15

Leaf width (cm)

  'Bonpriho' 'Dulce Rosa'
mean 4.3 6.3
std. deviation 0.47 0.35

Petiole length (cm)

  'Bonpriho' 'Dulce Rosa'
mean 3.0 5.0
std. deviation 0.25 0.45

Colour of bract (RHS)

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

Colour of small inner bracts (RHS)

  'Bonpriho' 'Dulce Rosa'
upper side 155A darker than N57C

Cyme width (cm)

  'Bonpriho' 'Dulce Rosa'
mean 2.6 8.0
std. deviation 0.30 0.68

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

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

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

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