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Poinsettia plant named `NPCW10167`
PP22622 Poinsettia plant named `NPCW10167`
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Inventor: Klemm, et al.
Date Issued: April 3, 2012
Application: 12/925,817
Filed: October 29, 2010
Inventors: Klemm; Nils (Stuttgart, DE)
von Tubeuf; Guido (Stuttgart, DE)
Assignee: Klemm+Sohn GmbH & Co. KG (Stuttgart, DE)
Primary Examiner: Bell; Kent L
Assistant Examiner:
Attorney Or Agent: Jondle & Associates, P.C.
U.S. Class: PLT/307
Field Of Search: PLT/307
International Class: A01H 5/00
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Abstract: A new poinsettia plant particularly distinguished by its strong stems, large bracts, and brilliant bright red color is disclosed.
Claim: We claim:

1. A new and distinct variety of Poinsettia plant named `NPCW10167` as described and shown herein.
Description: Genus and species:Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch.

Variety denomination: `NPCW10167`.


The present invention comprises a new and distinct variety of poinsettia plant, botanically known as Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch and hereinafter referred to by the variety name `NPCW10167`. The new variety is the result of crossconducted between November 2004 to January 2005 in Kenya, district of Nairobi, between the female parent poinsettia plant `P 359` (unpatented) and the male poinsettia plant `Christmas Star` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 16,870). A single plant selection wassubsequently chosen for further evaluation and asexual propagation.

`NPCW10167` was first propagated via vegetative cuttings in Stuttgart, Germany in 2006 and has been asexually reproduced by vegetative cuttings in Stuttgart, Germany for over twelve generations. `NPCW10167` has been found to retain itsdistinctive characteristics through successive asexual propagations via vegetative cuttings.

Plant Breeder's Rights for this variety were applied for in Canada on Jan. 25, 2010. `NPCW10167` has not been sold or made publicly available more than one year prior to the filing date of this application.


The following are the most outstanding and distinguishing characteristics of this new variety when grown under normal horticultural practices in Stuttgart, Germany. 1. Strong stems; 2. Large bracts; and 3. Brilliant bright red color.


This new poinsettia plant is illustrated by the accompanying; the colors shown are as true as can be reasonably obtained by conventional photographic procedures. The photograph is of a whole plant about four-months-old and in full flower.


The following detailed description sets forth the distinctive characteristics of `NPCW10167`. The data which define these characteristics were collected from asexual reproductions carried out in Stuttgart, Germany. The plant history was takenon four month-old plants grown in 13 cm pots from August to December 2009 with a minimum pinch date of 32 weeks. The plants were grown in a greenhouse covered with glass. Color readings were taken under natural light in the greenhouse. Colorreferences are primarily to the R.H.S. Colour Chart of The Royal Horticultural Society of London (R.H.S.) ( edition 2007).


Classification: Family.--Euphorbiaceae. Botanical.--E. pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch. Common.--Poinsettia. Parentage: Female parent.--`P 359` (unpatented). Male parent.--`Christmas Star` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 16,870). Growth: Time toproduce a rooted cutting.--3 to 4 weeks. Blooming habit.--Intermittent; blooms from end of November to January. Flowering response time.--Approximately 52 days from beginning of short days until flowering. Keeping quality.--Excellent. Plant:Form.--Triangular. Growth habit.--Upright. Height.--20.0 cm to 25.0 cm. Width.--20.0 cm to 30.0 cm. Number of branches.--5 to 7. Average number of inflorescences per plant.--5 to 7. Stems: Color.--Lower part: RHS 135C. Upper part: RHS 142B. Length.--About 25.0 cm. Internode length.--2.0 cm to 4.0 cm. Diameter.--0.5 cm to 1.0 cm. Leaves: Quantity.--6 to 10 per lateral branch. Arrangement.--Alternate. Shape.--Ovate. Apex.--Acute. Base.--Truncate. Margin.--Serrate. Lobes.--Very few. Lobation characteristics: Shallow. Texture (both surfaces).--Smooth. Vein color (both surfaces).--RHS 135D. Variegation.--Absent. Size.--Length: 7.0 cm to 13.0 cm. Width: 4.0 to 9.0 cm. Color.--Mature foliage: Upper surface: RHS 136A. Lowersurface: RHS N 138B. Immature foliage: Upper surface: RHS 143B. Lower surface: RHS 143C. Leaf petiole.--Length: 3.0 cm to 6.0 cm. Diameter: 0.2 cm to 0.3 cm. Color (both surfaces): RHS 47A. Inflorescence: Type and habit.--Compound corymbs ofcyathia with colored flower bracts subtending the cyathia; inflorescence positioned above the foliage. Lastingness of inflorescence on the plant.--4 to 5 weeks. Diameter.--20.0 cm to 25.0 cm. Height.--3.0 to 4.0 cm. Fragrance.--Absent. Bracts:Number of bracts per inflorescence.--7 to 10. Shape.--Ovate. Apex.--Acuminate. Base.--Rounded. Margin.--Few shallow lobes. Size.--Length: 10.0 cm to 15.0 cm. Width: 5.0 cm to 8.0 cm. Texture (both surfaces).--Smooth. Venationpattern.--Reticulate. Vein color.--Upper surface: RHS 46A. Lower surface: RHS 47A. Bract color.--Upper surface: RHS 46B. Lower surface: RHS 46C. Bract petiole.--Length: 2.0 cm to 4.0 cm. Diameter: 0.2 cm. Color: Upper surface: RHS 53A. Lowersurface: RHS 135D. Cyme: Diameter.--1.5 cm to 2.5 cm. Cyathia number.--5 to 8 per inflorescence. Cyathium.--Shape: Ovate. Diameter: 0.3 cm to 0.5 cm. Length: 0.4 cm to 0.7 cm. Color: RHS 135C and RHS 142B. Peduncle.--Color: RHS 142B. Length: 0.1cm to 0.2 cm. Diameter: 0.1 cm. Texture: Smooth. Nectar cups.--Shape: Elongated and bent. Number: 1 per cyathium. Diameter: 0.1 cm when closed, 0.2 cm when open. Length: 0.3 cm to 0.5 cm. Color: RHS 142C when closed, RHS 13B when open. Reproductive organs: Stamens.--Quantity: 10 to 15 per cyathium. Anther: Shape: Ovate. Length: 0.05 cm. Color: RHS 12A. Filament: Length: 0.3 cm. Color: RHS 39A. Pollen: Quantity: Moderate. Color: RHS 6A. Gynoecium.--Present. Pistil quantity percyathium.--1. Pistil length.--0.2 cm. Stigma: Shape: Divided in two parts. Color: RHS 183A. Style: Length: Approximately 0.2 cm. Style color: RHS 183A. Ovary: Length: 0.05 cm. Color: RHS 143C. Fruit and seed set: No fruit or seed have beenobserved. Disease and insect/pest resistance: Good.


`NPCW10167` differs from the female parental poinsettia plant `P 359` (unpatented) by having dark foliage while `P 359` has light green foliage. Additionally, `NPCW10187` has bright red bracts while `P 359` has orange-red bracts.

`NPCW10167` differs from the male parent `Christmas Star` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 16,870) by having larger, bright red bracts, while `Christmas Star` has smaller, dark red bracts.

`NPCW10167` differs from the commercial variety `Cortez` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 9,364) by having stronger stems and a brighter bract color, while `Cortez` has weaker stems and a darker bract color. Additionally, the bracts of `NPCW10167` arearranged at an acute angle, while `Cortez` has flat bracts.

`NPCW10167` differs from its sibling, `NPCW10164` (U.S. Plant patent application Ser. No. 12/925,805) by having bright red colored bracts (RHS 46B and RHS 46C), whereas `NPCW10164` has dark red colored bracts (RHS 46A and RHS 47A). Additionally, `NPCW10167` has ovate shaped bracts that are more elongated, whereas `NPCW10164` has ovate shaped bracts that are more broad.

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