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Mohegan Spirit

Easter Cactus

Denomination: 'Mohegan Spirit'
Botanical Name: Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri
Applicant/Holder: Rohde's A/S
Odensevej 731, Hundslev, DK-5300
Breeder: Frank Rohde, Rohde's A/S, Kerteminde, Denmark
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2010-06-02
Application Number: 10-6994
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-02-07
Certificate Number: 4705
Date rights surrendered: 2017-02-07

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Apache Spirit'

Summary: 'Mohegan Spirit' has a darker green phylloclade and broader tepal than 'Apache Spirit'. The colour of the tip of a 1 cm long flower bud is green to yellow for 'Mohegan Spirit' whereas it is yellow for 'Apache Spirit'. The colour of the ovary of 'Mohegan Spirit' and 'Apache Spirit' is green for both varieties, however the ovary colour is darker green for 'Mohegan Spirit'.


PLANT: begins flowering mid-season for a medium to long period of time, horizontal growth habit

PHYLLOCLADE: many phylloclades of second order, short, narrow to medium width, medium green, weak tendency to form red margins, very weak to weak tendency to form a wing, when formed the wing is small, sparse pubescence

FLOWER BUD: 1 cm long bud has a medium green to yellow tip, 1.5 cm long bud has an acute tip
FLOWER: medium width
TEPAL: broad, lighter coloured macule is absent or very small, no middle zone, very large marginal zone, marginal zone is white (RHS 155A), lower tepals are white with a yellow stripe in middle zone on lower side, small tepals up to approximately 1 cm long are yellowish on upper and lower sides
STAMEN: short, white filament
GYNOECIUM: white stigma, short ot medium length style, green ovary

Origin & Breeding History: 'Mohegan Spirit' originated from a cross between un-named, proprietary Hatiora seedlings designated '7434B' and '7447B'. This cross was conducted in April 2004 in Kerteminde, Denmark as part of a breeding program with objectives to develop improved, unique flower colours. From the resulting population of seedlings, 'Mohegan Spirit' was selected in the spring of 2009 using large bud size and large flower size as the initial selection criteria.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Mohegan Spirit' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2009/2692, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the University of Aarhus in Aarslev, Denmark, in 2010. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Mohegan Spirit
Easter Cactus: 'Mohegan Spirit'

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Mohegan Spirit
Easter Cactus: 'Mohegan Spirit'

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