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Denomination: 'Etna'
Botanical Name: Alstroemeria
Applicant/Holder: Wülfinghoff Alstroemeria B.V.
Samersweg 1
2285 SB
Breeder: Hermann J.P. Wulfinghoff, Wülfinghoff Alstroemeria B.V., Rijswijk, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2005-12-07
Application Number: 05-5196
Date Withdrawn: 2007-06-25

Variety Description


STEM: long, medium thickness, medium density of foliage

LEAF: long, medium width, narrow elliptic to narrow ovate shape, straight along the longitudinal axis

INFLORESCENCE: few to medium number of medium length branches in the umbel, short to medium length pedicel
FLOWER: orange-red colour, medium size, medium spread of tepals
OUTER TEPAL: broad obovate shape, shallow to medium depth of emargination, main colour of inner side of blade RHS N30A, less intense towards the base with a flush of blue-pink at the top and the base, red colour group, no stripes on inner side of blade
INNER TEPAL: elliptic shape
INNER LATERAL TEPAL: main colour of inner side of middle zone of blade is RHS 17A, medium number of medium sized stripes
STAMENS: orange-red colour, no spots on filament, anthers brownish to red-brown in colour at the start of dehiscence
PISTEL: weak to medium anthocyanin colouration of the ovary, spots absent on the stigma

Origin & Breeding History: In May 1996, 'Ibiza' as the female parent and 'Aurea' mix as the male parent were crossed at Wateringen, The Netherlands. In October 1996, 9 seedlings were obtained from that cross, grown in pots in a glasshouse and evaluated. In May 1997, one seedling was selected based on its growth habit, flower size and colour. The selected plant was propagated in vitro and grown in pots in a trial from April 1999 to November 2000 at Wateringen where it was examined and named 'Etna'. The breeders reference for this variety is etna (te 033-1).

Tests & Trials: The detailed description is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, CPVO reference number 2001/1982, application number INC 758, grant number 12743, purchased from the CPVO, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the CGN Plant Variety Research, WOT-unit, Wageningen, The Netherlands in 2003.

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Alstroemeria: 'Etna'

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