USPP10118P - Torenia plant `Sunrenipiho` - Google Patents

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USPP10118P
USPP10118P US08/559,841 US55984195V US10118P US PP10118 P USPP10118 P US PP10118P US 55984195 V US55984195 V US 55984195V US 10118 P US10118 P US 10118P
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A new and attractive hybrid of Torenia plant, named `Sunrenipiho`, attained as a spontaneous mutation of `Sunrenibu`. The new plant has a less decumbent, more ascending or semi-upright habit and an uncommonly dense canopy of an attractive mounded form which does not collapse during the season. This plant produces a profusion of flowers of petals of contrasting strong reddish-purple and white, with a reddish-purple corolla tube coloration; and has a high resistance to heat, moderate resistance to pests and diseases and is highly shade tolerant to produce copious flowers from about late June to November, or until killed by frost.

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BACKGROUND OF THE VARIETY

The present invention relates to a new and distinct variety of Torenia plant obtained from mutant of "Sunrenibu" obtained from crossing "Crown Mix" (♀) and "Con Color" (♂).

The torenia is a very popular plant and is used for flower bedding and potting in the summer season. There are only a few varieties of the Torenia plant which have a semi-erect growth habit, a high resistance to heat and diseases. And the torenia plant needs full sunshine and hardly grows and has flowers in the shade of trees. Accordingly, this invention was aimed at obtaining a new variety having a great profusion of flowers, bi-color of white and reddish purple flower petal, semi-erect growth habit, a high resistance to heat and diseases, and growing and having flowers ordinarily in the shade of trees.

The new variety of torenia plant according to this invention originated from mutant occurring as a spontaneously generic variant of "Sunrenibu" which we previously filed. This new variety is a sport of "Sunrenibu", an interspecific hybrid from within the genus Torenia.

This plant originated as a spontaneous mutation of unknown causation. By its contrasting flower color, it was a conspicuous variant within a monoclonal stand of `Sunrenibu` from which it was collected as a rouge. The highly attractive flower coloration and plant form were noted and the plant was isolated and cultured for further evaluation in the Plant Biotechnology Laboratory, Institute for Fundamental Research of SUNTORY Ltd., located at 101, Wakayamadai 1-chrom, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun, Osaka-fu, Japan. This mutation was discovered as having a more desirable growth habit, desirable flower counts and characteristics, and was selected for further tests and observation. In the test, it has been concluded that this plant is distinguishable from all other varieties of Torenia known to us. The plant was then asexually reproduced, by the taking and rooting of cuttings at the location noted above. Clonal progeny from such cuttings were observed to be uniform and stable, and have been identical to the initially discovered plant in all distinguishing characteristics. Based on the discovery and testing of this plant, we have determined that this plant not only has a highly desirable shape, plant density, flower size and color characteristics, but has an unusually high tolerance of heat and flowers well in shaded garden conditions. It has been named `Sunrenipiho`.

In the following description, the color-coding is in accordance with the Horticultural Color Chart of The Royal Horticultural Society, London, England (R.H.S. Color Chart), and the Inter-Society Color Council-Nation Bureau of Standard Color Name (I.S.C.C.-N.B.S. Color Name). A color chart based on The Japan Color Standard for Horticultural Plant (J.H.S. Color Chart) is also added for reference.

"Sunrenibu", the mutant parent of "Sunrenipiho", was obtained from crossing of "Crown Mix" having white flower petals as the female parent and "Con Color" as the pollen parent, in the spring of 1991, in the Plant Biotechnology Laboratory, Institute for Fundamental Research of SUNTORY Ltd., residing at 1-1, Wakayamadai 1-chome, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun, Osaka-fu, Japan.

The female parent use in the breeding of "Sunrenibu" was "Crown Mix" having white flower petals is one of the Crown Series bred by the Sakata Seed Corp., Japan. The Crown Series includes plant having purplish blue flower petals, bi-color of white and purplish blue and the like, and these plants are commonly characterized by a high resistance to heat and are on the market in Japan. The main botanical characteristics of "Crown Mix" are as follows.

Plant:

Growth habit.--Erect.

Plant height.--20-30 cm.

Plant extension.--40-50 cm.

Stem:

Diameter.--3.0 mm.

Anthocyanin pigmentation.--Present.

Branching.--Few.

Pubescence.--Few.

Length of internode.--1-3 cm.

Leaf:

Phyllotaxis.--Opposite.

Shape of blade.--Serrate.

Length.--2.0-4.0 cm.

Width.--2.0-3.0 cm.

Depth of incision.--Deep.

Color.--Moderate olive green(R.H.S.137A, JHS3508).

Pubescence.--Few.

Flower:

Facing direction.--Laterally.

Diameter.--2.0-3.0 cm.

Height.--20-30 mm.

Color of floral tube.--Purplish white (R.H.S. 62D, JHS 8001).

Color of petal.--Single color; purplish white (R.H.S. 62D, JHS 8001).

Yellow eye color.--Present. Vivid yellow (R.H.S. 17C, JHS 2507).

Calyx.--1.5-2.0 cm in length.

Anthocyanin pigmentation of calyx limb.--Present.

Peduncle.--1.5-2.0 mm in thickness; and 1.5-2.0 cm in length.

Reproductive organs.--1 pistil and 4 stamens.

Anther color.--White.

Flowering duration.--Medium.

Physiological and ecological characteristics: Low resistance to diseases and pests, high tolerances to heat and low tolerance to cold.

"Con Color" used as the male parent in the breeding of variety of "Sunrenibu", is one of the Con Color Series bred by the Sakata Seed Corp., Japan. The Con Color Series includes plant having violet flower petal, bi-color of storing purple and Pale purple and the like, and these plants are commonly characterized by a high resistance to heat and are on the market in Japan. The main botanical characteristics of "Con Color" are as follows.

Plant:

Growth habit.--Decumbent.

Plant height.--10-15 cm.

Plant extension.--50-70 cm.

Stem:

Diameter.--1.5 mm.

Anthocyanin pigmentation.--Present.

Branching.--Many.

Pubescence.--Few.

Length of internode.--4-6 cm.

Leaf:

Phyllotaxis.--Opposite.

Shape of blade.--Crenate.

Length.--1.0-2.0 cm.

Width.--1.0-2.0 cm.

Depth of incision.--Medium.

Color.--Moderate olive green(R.H.S. 137A, JHS 3508).

Pubescence.--Few.

Flower:

Facing direction.--Laterally.

Diameter.--2.0--3.0 cm.

Height.--20-30 mm.

Color of floral tube.--Moderate Purple (R.H.S. 83B, JHS 8613).

Color of petal.--Single color; deep purple (R.H.S. 89C, JHS 8311).

Yellow eye color.--Absent.

Calyx.--1.5-2.0 cm in length.

Anthocyanin pigmentation of calyx limb.--Present.

Peduncle.--1.5-2.0 mm in thickness; and 3.0-5.0 cm in length.

Reproductive organs.--1 pistil and 4 stamens.

Anther color.--White.

Flowering duration.--Medium.

Physiological and ecological characteristics: High resistance to diseases and pests, high tolerances to heat and low tolerance of cold.

And the botanical characteristics of the torenia plant "Sunrenibu" which is the mutant parent of this new variety "Sunrenipiho" are as follows.

Plant:

Growth habit.--Semi-erect. The stems hang down pliantly when potted in a hanging pot.

Plant height.--15-20 cm.

Plant extension.--50-70 cm. The stem extends to length of 70 cm from the base.

Growth.--Medium branching, a great profusion of blooms; the whole bush remaining in bloom for a considerable this period of time.

Blooming period.--June to November in the southern Kanto area, Japan. The plant shape does not change throughout this period.

Stem:

Diameter.--2.0mm.

Anthocyanin pigmentation.--Present.

Branching.--Medium.

Pubescence.--Few.

Length of internode.--4-6 cm.

Leaf:

Phyllotaxis.--Opposite.

Shape of blade.--Serrate.

Length.--1.0-3.0 cm.

Width.--1.0-2.0 cm.

Depth of incision.--Medium.

Color.--Moderate olive green (R.H.S. 137A, JHS 3508).

Pubescence.--Few.

Flower:

Facing direction.--Laterally.

Diameter.--2.0--3.0 cm.

Height.--20-30 mm.

Color of floral tube.--Light Purple (R.H.S. 92B, JHS 8303).

Color of petal.--Single color; vivid purple (R.H.S. 89B, JHS 8607).

Yellow eye color.--Absent.

Calyx.--1.5-2.0 cm in length.

Anthocyanin pigmentation of calyx limb.--Present.

Peduncle.--1.5-2.0 mm in thickness; and 2.0-3.0 cm in length.

Reproductive organs.--1 pistil and 4 stamens.

Anther color.--White.

Flowering duration.--Medium.

Physiological and ecological characteristics: Medium resistance to diseases and pests, high tolerances to heat and low tolerance to cold. The plant grows and has flowers ordinarily in the shade of trees.

"Sunrenibu", was asexually reproduced by cutting and maintained at the Nursery Center of the Plant Biotechnology Laboratory, Institute for Fundamental Research of SUNTORY Ltd., and the Plant Biotechnology Laboratory, Institute for Fundamental Research of SUNTORY Ltd.

SUMMARY OF THE VARIETY

The new variety of torenia plant has a semi-erect habit, bi-color of white and strong reddish purple flower petal without yellow eye color, and thus is very different from a similar variety, "Crown Violet". The plant has semi-erect habit, medium branching and great profusion blooms, and the whole bush remains in bloom for a considerable period of time. The flower having strong reddish purple floral tube and bi-color of white petals and strong reddish purple side lips, which is clearly distinguished from vivid purple single color flower petal of "Sunrenibu". The plant has a high resistance to heat, moderate resistance to diseases and pests and grows and has flowers ordinarily in the shade of trees.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING

FIG. 1 is a photograph giving a partial view of the new variety of torenia plant planted in a flower pot.

FIG. 2 is a photograph of flowers of the new variety of torenia plant.

DESCRIPTION OF THE VARIETY

The botanical characteristics of the new and distinct variety of torenia plant "Sunrenipiho" are as follows.

Plant:

Growth habit.--Semi-erect. The stems hang down pliantly when potted in a hanging pot.

Plant height.--15-20 cm.

Plant extension.--50-60 cm. The stem extends to length of 60 cm from the base.

Growth.--Medium branching, a great profusion of blooms; the whole bush remaining in bloom for a considerable period of time.

Blooming period.--June to November in the southern Kanto area, Japan. The plant shape does not change throughout this period.

Stem:

Diameter.--2.0 mm.

Anthocyanin pigmentation.--Present.

Branching.--Medium.

Pubescence.--Few.

Length of internode.--4-6 cm.

Leaf:

Phyllotaxis.--Opposite.

Shape of blade.--Serrate.

Length.--1.0-3.0 cm.

Width.--1.0-2.0 cm.

Depth of incision.--Medium.

Color.--Moderate olive green(R.H.S. 137A, JHS 3508).

Pubescence.--Few.

Flower:

Facing direction.--Laterally.

Diameter.--2.0-3.0 cm.

Height.--20-30 mm.

Color of floral tube.--Strong reddish purple (R.H.S. 78B, JHS 8905).

Color of petal.--Bi-color; white upper and lower petals (R.H.S. 159D, JHS -01) and strong reddish purple side lips (R.H.S. 78B, JHS 8905).

Yellow eye color.--Absent.

Calyx.--1.5-2.0 cm in length.

Anthocyanin pigmentation of calyx limb.--Present.

Peduncle.--1.5-2.0 in thickness; and 2.0-3.0 cm in length.

Reproductive organs.--1 pistil and 4 stamens.

Anther color.--White.

Flowering duration.--Medium.

Physiological and ecological characteristics: Medium resistance to diseases and pests, high tolerances to heat and low tolerance of cold. The plant grows and has flowers ordinarily in the shade of trees.

This new variety "Sunrenipiho" of torenia plant is most suitable for flower bedding and potting, particularly in hanging pots or planters.

This new variety "Sunrenipiho" was asexually reproduced by cutting.

The plant of this new variety "Sunrenipiho" is presently planted and maintained at the Nursery Center of the Plant Biotechnology Laboratory, Institute for Fundamental Research of SUNTORY Ltd., residing at 2913-1 Torihara, Hakushu-cho, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi-ken, Japan and the Plant Biotechnology Laboratory, Institute for Fundamental Research of SUNTORY Ltd., residing at 1-1, Wakayamadai 1-chome, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun, Osaka-fu, Japan.

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1. A new and distinct variety of the Torenia plant, characterized as to novelty by its semi-erect habit, strong reddish purple floral tube and bi-color of white petals and strong reddish purple side lips without yellow eye color, substantially as shown and described.
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USPP10843P (en) * 1996-09-11 1999-03-30 Suntory Limited Torenia plant named `Sunrenilabu`
USPP11512P (en) * 1998-06-19 2000-09-19 Danziger "Dan" Flower Farm Torenia plant named `Dantopkmn`
USPP12105P2 (en) * 1998-07-22 2001-09-25 Suntory Limited Torenia plant named ‘Sunrenilapiho’
USPP14302P3 (en) 2002-02-06 2003-11-18 Suntory Limited Torenia plant named ‘Sunrenirirepa’
US20040194181P1 (en) * 2003-03-31 2004-09-30 Kazunari Iwaki Torenia plant named SUNRENILAPIHO-KAI
USPP15560P3 (en) 2002-12-26 2005-02-15 Suntory Flowers Limited Torenia plant named ‘Sunrenilahopas’

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
USPP10843P (en) * 1996-09-11 1999-03-30 Suntory Limited Torenia plant named `Sunrenilabu`
USPP11512P (en) * 1998-06-19 2000-09-19 Danziger "Dan" Flower Farm Torenia plant named `Dantopkmn`
USPP12105P2 (en) * 1998-07-22 2001-09-25 Suntory Limited Torenia plant named ‘Sunrenilapiho’
USPP14302P3 (en) 2002-02-06 2003-11-18 Suntory Limited Torenia plant named ‘Sunrenirirepa’
USPP15560P3 (en) 2002-12-26 2005-02-15 Suntory Flowers Limited Torenia plant named ‘Sunrenilahopas’
US20040194181P1 (en) * 2003-03-31 2004-09-30 Kazunari Iwaki Torenia plant named SUNRENILAPIHO-KAI

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