|Publication number||USPP24683 P3|
|Application number||US 13/694,421|
|Publication date||Jul 22, 2014|
|Filing date||Nov 29, 2012|
|Priority date||Nov 29, 2012|
|Also published as||US20140150152|
|Publication number||13694421, 694421, US PP24683 P3, US PP24683P3, US-P3-PP24683, USPP24683 P3, USPP24683P3|
|Original Assignee||Kanachana Khemakongkanond|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Latin name of the genus and species: Dracaena reflexa.
Variety denomination: ‘KKDR201203’.
The new cultivar is the product of chance discovery. The new variety originated as a naturally occurring mutation, whole plant of an unpatented unnamed variety of Dracaena reflexa.
The new variety was first discovered by the inventor, Kanchana Khemakongkanond, a citizen of Thailand, in August of 2004, in a nursery in Bangkok, Thailand. After identifying the new variety as a potentially interesting selection, the inventor continued confidential testing and propagation of ‘KKDR201203’, assessing stability of the unique characteristics of this variety.
Asexual reproduction of the new cultivar ‘KKDR201203’ by vegetative cuttings was first performed at the same nursery in Bangkok, Thailand during November of 2004. Subsequently at least three generations have been produced from vegetative cuttings, and have shown that the unique features of this cultivar are stable and reproduced true to type.
The cultivar ‘KKDR201203’ has not been observed under all possible environmental conditions. The phenotype may vary somewhat with variations in environment such as temperature, day length, and light intensity, without, however, any variance in genotype.
The following traits have been repeatedly observed and are determined to be the unique characteristics of ‘KKDR201203’. These characteristics in combination distinguish ‘KKDR201203’ as a new and distinct Dracaena cultivar:
Plants of the new cultivar ‘KKDR201203’ are similar to the unnamed unpatented parent, in most horticultural characteristics. The new variety, however, produces variegated leaves, whereas the parent produces green leaves.
Plants of the new cultivar ‘KKDR201203’ are comparable to the variety Dracaena ‘Anita’ unpatented. The two Dracaena varieties are similar in most horticultural characteristics, including plant habit, and having long, narrow foliage. However, the new variety ‘KKDR201203’ differs in having variegated leaves, whereas ‘Anita’ produces green leaves.
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In the following description, color references are made to The Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart 2001, except where general terms of ordinary dictionary significance are used. The following observations and measurements describe ‘KKDR201203’ plants grown according to the following protocols.
Plants were grown in Honselersdijk, the Netherlands, under greenhouse conditions, with temperatures ranging approximately from 25° C. to 36° C. during the day and 17° C. to 25° C. at night with natural sunlight. Measurements and numerical values below represent averages of typical plant types.