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Denomination: 'Stabec'
Trade name: Rebecca
Botanical Name: Alstroemeria
Applicant/Holder: Van Zanten Plants B.V.
P.O. 265
1430 AG
Breeder: C.A. Hoogendoorn, Van Staaveren b.v., Aalsmeer, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 1999-09-20
Application Number: 99-1782
Grant of Rights Date: 2002-09-10
Certificate Number: 1236
Date rights surrendered: 2017-09-10

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Statiren' and 'Stalpet'

Summary: 'Stabec' produces shorter plants with longer leaves than the reference varieties. 'Stabec' has longer umbel branches than 'Statiren' and longer outer tepal blades than 'Stalpet'. The middle zone on the inner side of the outer tepals for 'Stabec' are purple- red in colour with no stripes while for 'Statiren' they are dark pink-red with very few stripes and for 'Stalpet' they are darker purple-red with no stripes. The middle zone of the inner lateral tepals for 'Stabec' has darker yellow colouration than for 'Statiren'. 'Stabec' has moderate intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the ovary with no spots on the stigma while 'Statiren' has weak anthocyanin and spots on the stigma are present.


'Stabec' is a cut flower alstroemeria. The stems are medium in thickness and foliage on the stem is medium to dense. The leaf blade is elliptic in shape and straight along the longitudinal axis of the blade.

The inflorescence has a medium number of umbel branches which have weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration. The florets are large in size with a large spread of the tepals. Emargination on the outer tepals is medium in depth. The middle zone on the inner side of the outer tepals is purple-red in colour and there are no stripes. The inner tepals are elliptic in shape. The middle zone on the inner side of the inner lateral tepals is yellow in colour. There are a moderate number of medium sized stripes on the inner side of the inner lateral tepals. The stamen filaments have no spots and they are reddish-purple in colour. At the start of dehiscence, the anthers are greenish in colour. The pistil has moderate intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the ovary and there are no spots on the stigma.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Stabec' originated from the controlled pollination of the seed parent 86T1684-1 and the pollen parent 87G1069-2. The cross was made in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands in 1990. A single plant was selected for flower colour and form.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Stabec' were conducted in a plastic tunnel under local climate conditions in Langley, British Columbia in 2001. The trials consisted of twenty (20) plants per variety grown in 25 cm pots and supported by overhead wires. The plants were spaced at a density of four (4) plants per meter squared. Unless otherwise indicated, the measured characteristics were based on ten (10) measurements.

Comparison tables for 'Stabec' with reference varieties 'Statiren' and 'Stalpet'

Stem length (cm)

  'Stabec' 'Statiren' 'Stalpet'
mean 114 124 143
std. deviation 12.4 13.7 8.5

Leaf length (cm)

  'Stabec' 'Statiren' 'Stalpet'
mean 18.3 17.2 15.3
std. deviation 1.0 1.3 1.3

Length of umbel branches (cm)

  'Stabec' 'Statiren' 'Stalpet'
mean 12.0 9.8 12.0
std. deviation 1.9 1.4 2.2

Length of outer tepal blade (mm)

  'Stabec' 'Statiren' 'Stalpet'
mean 70 68 61
std. deviation 1.9 2.3 2.2

Outer tepal: colour of inner side (RHS)

  'Stabec' 'Statiren' 'Stalpet'
middle zone 54A 48A 63A

Inner lateral tepal: colour of inner side (RHS)

  'Stabec' 'Statiren' 'Stalpet'
middle zone 9A 3C 7A
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