|Trade name:||Sun Parasol Dark Plum|
|Botanical Name:||Mandevilla sanderi|
Suntory Flowers Limited
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Tomoya Misato, Suntory Flowers Limited, Japan
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
Variety used for comparison: 'Lut-06-24'
Summary: The stems of 'Sunpararenga' have strong anthocyanin colouration whereas those of 'Lut-06-24' have none.
PLANT: twining growth form, medium height
STEM: green, strong anthocyanin colouration, no pubescence
LEAF: opposite arrangement along stem
PETIOLE: approximately 24 mm long, medium to strong anthocyanin colouration, no pubescence
LEAF BLADE: approximately 85 mm long, approximately 37 mm wide, elliptic, acuminate apex, dark green on upper side, medium green on lower side, medium to strong glossiness on upper side, no pubescence on upper and lower sides, flat in longitudinal section, medium undulation of margin
INFLORESCENCE: racemose type
PEDICEL: approximately 18 mm long, green, medium to strong anthocyanin colouration, no pubescence
FLOWER BUD: obtrullate
CALYX: five lobes, approximately 9 mm long, green on basal half, purple red on distal half
COROLLA: approximately 73 mm in diameter, tube funnel shaped
COROLLA TUBE: approximately 21 mm long, white with light yellow green at base
COROLLA THROAT: approximately 25 mm long, approximately 15 mm wide at distal part, basal half of outer side white (RHS 155A) to purple red at middle of throat, distal half of outer side dark purple red (RHS 60A/B), basal half of inner side orange brown (RHS 169B/C), distal half of inner side dark purple red (RHS 187B)
COROLLA LOBE: asymmetric segment shape, acuminate apex, dark purple red (RHS 187B/C) on upper side, weak to medium undulation of margin, distal part is convex in longitudinal section
STAMEN: five, cream white filament, light yellow anther
Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunpararenga' originated from a controlled pollination in February 2002 between the proprietary female variety 'M35-4' with the proprietary male variety 'M28-3' in an isolated area of the Omi R&D Center of Suntory Flowers Ltd. located in Shiga, Japan. Seeds resulting from the cross were germinated, grown to maturity, and in November 2003, one plant was selected based on growth habit and flower colour. This plant was propagated by cutting and grown in pots. A trial was conducted from May to October 2004 during which the botanical characteristics were examined. It was concluded that 'Sunpararenga' was distinguishable from any other Mandevilla varieties, and uniform and stable in its characteristics.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Sunpararenga' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2010/0396, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by Naktuinbouw in Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands, in 2011. Colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
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