EURZ0002

Poinsettia

Denomination: 'EURZ0002'
Trade name: Titan White
Botanical Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Participations AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
4058
Basel
Switzerland
Breeder: Ronald Snijder, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2014-07-02
Application Number: 14-8382

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Duepremwi'

Summary: The plants of 'EURZ0002' are of medium height whereas the plants of 'Duepremwi' are very short to short. The intensity of green colour of the middle third of the stem of 'EURZ0002' is strong whereas the intensity is weak to medium for 'Duepremwi'. The petiole of 'EURZ0002' is long whereas the petiole of 'Duepremwi' is of medium length. The size of the glands of the cyathium is medium to large for 'EURZ0002' whereas the glands of the cyathium of 'Duepremwi' are small. The time of opening of the cyathia of 'EURZ0002' is mid-season whereas the time of opening of the cyathia of 'Duepremwi' is late.

Description:

PLANT: medium to many branches, medium height, broad
STEM: strong intensity of green colour of middle third, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration of middle third, absent or weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration of upper third

PETIOLE: long, medium intensity of green colour of upper side, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration of upper side, absent or weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration of lower side
LEAF BLADE: medium length, narrow to medium width, ovate shape, rounded base, one colour on upper side, strong intensity of green colour of upper side, only green on upper side of main vein, absent or weak curvature of main vein, lobes absent or few, depth of deepest sinus between lobes is absent or very shallow

TRANSITIONAL LEAF: absent or weak lobing
PARTLY BRACT-COLOURED TRANSITIONAL LEAF: few to medium number
FULLY BRACT-COLOURED TRANSITIONAL LEAF: medium number, absent or weak curvature along main vein

BRACT: few to medium number, no folding along main vein, no twisting, weak degree of rugosity between veins
BRACT (UPPER SIDE): one colour, yellow green (RHS 2C), no spotting
BRACT (LOWER SIDE): yellow green (RHS 2C)
LARGEST BRACT: short to medium length (including petiole), narrow, elliptic shape

CYATHIA: time of opening is mid-season
CYME: narrow to medium width
CYATHIA GLAND: medium to large, mainly yellow, no deformation

Origin & Breeding History: 'EURZ0002' was developed by the breeder, Ronald Snijder, an employee of Syngenta Seeds B.V., in Enkhuizen, Netherlands. It originated from an induced mutation of the variety 'SYEP22432' (Titan). One partly mutated plant was discovered during flowering between November and December of 2011. This plant was selected for its bract colour and grown under long day conditions to develop vegetative growth. Shoot tip cuttings were taken from the mutated portion of the plant for propagation purposes, and a flowering trial was conducted in the fall of 2012 in Enkhuizen. 'EURZ0002' was first propagated asexually by vegetative cutting in the fall of 2012, in Enkhuizen, Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'EURZ0002' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2015/0272, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. The trial was conducted at the University of Aarhus in Aarslev, Denmark, in 2016. The colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Poinsettia: 'EURZ0002'

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Poinsettia: 'EURZ0002'

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