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Denomination: 'Spanova'
Botanical Name: Spathiphyllum
Applicant/Holder: Nubilus B.V.
Lange Broekweg 84
2671 DW
Breeder: Leonardus Johannes M van der Knaap, Nubilus B.V., Naaldwijk, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2016-01-29
Provisional Protection:: 2016-01-29
Application Number: 16-8809
Grant of Rights Date: 2018-08-08
Certificate Number: 5781
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2038-08-08

Variety Description


PLANT: many shoots

PETIOLE: very short sheath, very short to short from sheath to leaf blade, colour of upper part is lighter in relation to leaf blade
LEAF BLADE: short, medium width, dark to very dark green upper side, weak to medium degree of bulging between veins

FLOWERING: begins mid-season to late-season
PEDUNCLE: short to base of spathe
SPATHE: short fused part, short to medium length, narrow, medium to deep, base is predominantly attenuate, very small to small area of green colour extending from tip on inner side, large to very large area of green colour extending from tip on outer side
SPADIX: medium length stalk, medium length, large diameter, attitude of stalk of spadix is not in line with that of fused part of spathe
OVARY: rounded tip

Origin & Breeding History: 'Spanova' was bred and developed by the breeder, Leonardus Johannes Maria van de Knaap, in Naaldwijk, Netherlands, as part of a planned breeding program. It originated from a controlled cross conducted in March 2011, in Naaldwijk, between the proprietary seedling designated '20121404-01', as the female parent, and the proprietary seedling designated '20071881-28', as the male parent. From the resulting progeny, 'Spanova' was selected in June 2012 for its abundant flowers, glossy, dark green leaves, white flower colour, and good branching habit. 'Spanova' was propagated asexually by tissue culture for the first time in July 2012, in Ermelo, Netherlands. It was selected for commercialization in November 2014.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Spanova' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2015/0225, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, in Angers, France. The trial was conducted by the Naktuinbouw - Variety Centre, in Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands, in 2016.

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Spathiphyllum: 'Spanova'

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Spathiphyllum: 'Spanova'

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