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(12) United States Plant Patent (10) Patent No.: US PP26,229 P2

Ubink (45) Date of Patent: Dec. 15, 2015
AOIH 5/00 (2006.01)
(50) Latin Name: Echeveria pulidonisx.E. elegans
Varietal Denomination: Apus (52) U.S. Cl.
USPC .......................................................... Pt/373
(71) Applicant: Gert Ubink, Kudelstaart (NL) (58) Field of Classification Search
USPC ................................................... Plt./372, 373
(72) Inventor: Gert Ubink, Kudelstaart (NL) See application file for complete search history.
(73) Assignee: HandelsKweKeriJ UBink B.V.,
Kudelstaart (NL) Primary Examiner — Keith O. Robinson
(*) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this (57) ABSTRACT
patent is extended or adjusted under 35 A new cultivar of Echeveria plant named Apus that is char
U.S.C. 154(b) by 85 days. acterized by grey-green leaves with grey-red margins and
(21) Appl. No.: 13/998,400 tips, a compact habit and yellow flowers.
(22) Filed: Oct. 29, 2013 2 Drawing Sheets

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Botanical classification: Echeveria pulidonisXE. elegans. of Sagitta. In comparison, the leaves of Sagitta are
Variety denomination: Apus. thinner with a more pointed tip and are greener in color
than the leaves of Apus.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Apus is distinguishable from the female parent plant, an
5 unnamed proprietary Echeveriapulidonis cultivar, by the fol
The present invention relates to a new and distinct cultivar lowing characteristics:
of Echeveria plant botanically known as Echeveria pulido 1. Echeveria Apus' exhibits leaves that have more grey
nisxE. elegans and hereinafter referred to by the cultivar color than the leaves of the female parent plant. The
name Apus. leaves of the female parent plant have more green color.
Apus originated from the crossing of the female or seed 10 2. Echeveria Apus exhibits a fewer number of flowering
parent an unnamed proprietary Echeveria pulidonis cultivar stems than the female parent plant.
and the male or pollen parent an unnamed proprietary Echev Apus is distinguishable from the male parent plant parent
eria elegans cultivar. The crossing was conducted in 2006 in plant, an unnamed proprietary Echeveria elegans cultivar, by
Kudelstaart, Netherlands. The resulting seeds were subse the following characteristics:
quently planted and grown. The cultivar Apus was selected 15 1. Echeveria Apus exhibits leaves that have more green
by the inventor in 2008 in a controlled environment as a single color than the leaves of the male parent plant. The leaves
plant within the progeny of the stated cross in a cultivated area of the male parent plant have more grey color.
of Kudelstaart, Netherlands. 2. Echeveria Apus exhibits leaves that are longer in length
Asexual reproduction of the new cultivar Apus’ first than the leaves of the male parent plant.
occurred by leafcuttings in 2008 in Kudelstaart, Netherlands. 2O
Since that time, under careful observation, the unique char BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING
acteristics of the new cultivar have been uniform, stable and
reproduced true to type in Successive generations of asexual The accompanying photographs illustrate the distinguish
reproduction. ing traits of Echeveria Apus.
25 FIG. 1 shows an overall view of an 18 month old plant.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION FIG. 2 shows an enlarged view of the flowers.
FIG.3 shows an enlarged view of the leaves.
The following represent the distinguishing characteristics The photographs were taken using conventional tech
of the new Echeveria cultivar Apus. These traits in combi niques and although colors may appear different from actual
nation distinguish Apus as a new and distinct cultivar apart 30 colors due to light reflectance it is as accurate as possible by
from other existing varieties of Echeveria known by the conventional photographic techniques.
1. Echeveria Apus exhibits grey-green leaves with grey BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PLANT
red margins and tips.
2. Echeveria Apus exhibits a compact habit. 35 The following is a detailed description of the new Echev
3. Echeveria Apus exhibits yellow flowers. eria cultivar named Apus. Data was collected in Kudel
The closest comparison cultivar is the co-pending applica Staart, Netherlands from 18 month old plants grown in a glass
tion cultivar Echeveria Sagitta (Plant patent application Ser. greenhouse in 17 cm. diameter containers. The time of year
No. 13/998.399). Apus is distinguishable from Sagitta by was Autumn and the temperature range was 18-25 degrees
the following characteristics: 40 Centigrade during the day and 12-18 degrees Centigrade at
1. Echeveria Apus exhibits leaves that are thicker with a night. The light level was natural light level. No photoperi
more rounded tip and are greyer in color than the leaves odic treatments or growth retards were used. Color determi
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nations are in accordance with The Royal Horticultural Soci Natural flowering season.-Continuous.
ety Colour Chart 2007 edition, except where general color Rate of flower opening.—Lower flowers in raceme open
terms of ordinary dictionary significance are used. The grow first.
ing requirements are similar to the species. Apus has not Fragrance.—Absent.
been tested under all possible conditions and phenotypic dif Flower bud length.—1.0 cm.
ferences may be observed with variations in environmental, Flower bud diameter:—0.7 cm.
climatic, and cultural conditions, however, without any vari Flower bud shape. Deltoid.
ance in genotype. Bud color:—8C with tip 24B.
Botanical classification: Echeveria pulidonisXE. elegans 10
Flower aspect.—Outward to drooping.
Apus. Flower shape.—Campanulate.
Annual or perennial: Perennial. Flower dimensions.—1.3 cm. in diameter and 1.4 cm. in
Parentage: Apus is a hybrid of the female parent an unnamed height.
proprietary Echeveria pulidonis cultivar and the male par Flower longevity.—5 days.
ent an unnamed proprietary Echeveria elegans cultivar. 15 Number of petals.-6.
Plant type: Pot plant. Fused or unfused.—Base fused.
Plant shape: Basal rosette, non-branching. Petal shape. Narrow ovate.
Suitable container size: 7 cm. pots. Petal margin.—Entire.
Plant height: 8.3 cm. to top of leaves, 20.3 cm. to top of Petal apex. —Acute.
inflorescences. Petal base.—Fused.
Plant width: 18.6 cm. for leaves, 33.3 cm. including inflores Petal texture.—Glabrous both surfaces.
Petal dimensions.—1.3 cm. in length and 0.4 cm. in
Vigor: Moderate. width.
Low temperature tolerance: 10 Centigrade. Petal color when opening (upper side).-12A, base
High temperature tolerance: 40° Centigrade. 25 12D.
Propagation: Leafcuttings. Petal color when opening (under side). 12B, base 12C.
Time to initiate roots (summer): 14 days at 20° C. Petal colorfully opened (upper side).-13A, base 12C.
Time to initiate roots (winter): 21 days at 20° C. Petal color filly opened (under side).—13A, base 12C.
Time to produce a rooted cutting (summer): 120 days at 20° Petal color fading to.—Not fading.
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Time to produce a rooted cutting (winter): 150 days at 20°C. Self-cleaning or persistent.—Self-cleaning.
Growth rate: Approximately 2.0 cm. per month. Sepals:
Crop time: Approximately 5 months. Number of sepals.—5.
Root system: Fibrous. Sepal arrangement.—Rotate.
Root color: N155. 35 Sepal shape. —Lanceolate.
Foliage: Sepal margin.—Entire.
Leaf arrangement.—Basal rosette, non-branching. Sepal apex. —Acuminate.
Compound Orsingle.—Single. Sepal base.—Cuneate.
Ouantity of leaves per plant.—Average 120. Sepal texture. Glabrous (both surfaces).
Leafshape.—Oblanceolate, slightly carinate. 40 Sepal dimensions. 7.5 mm. in length and 2 mm. in
Leaf apex.- Short apiculate. width.
Leaf base.—Broad cuneate. Immature sepal color (inner side). 191A with a thin
Leaf dimensions.—7.2 cm. in length and 2.4 cm. in waxy layer 188A.
width. Immature sepal color (under side). 191A with a thin
Leaf thickness.- 0.7 cm. 45 waxy layer 188A.
Texture.—Glabrous both Surfaces, succulent. Mature sepal color (inner side). 191A with a thin
Leaf aspect.—Slightly cupped. waxy layer 188A.
Pubescence.—Absent. Mature sepal color (under side).—191A with a thin
Leaf margin.—Entire. waxy layer 188A.
Venation pattern. None visible. 50 Calyx:
Young leaf color (upper surface).-191A with a thin Calyx dimensions.—5 mm. in length and 13 mm. in
waxy layer 188A, margins and tip 184C. diameter.
Young leaf color (lower surface).—191B with a thin Scape:
waxy layer 188A, margins and tip 184C. Scape dimensions.—30.5 cm. in length and 4 mm. in
191B, margins and tip 184C. 55 diameter.
Mature leaf color (upper surface).—191A with a thin Scape angle.—45 degrees.
waxy layer 188A, margins and tip 181C. Scape strength. Moderately strong.
Mature leaf color (lower surface). 191B with a thin Scape texture.—Smooth.
waxy layer 188A, margins and tip 181B. Scape color:—177D.
Leaf attachment.—Sessile. 60 Peduncle:
Flower: Peduncle dimensions.—2.3 cm. in length and 2 mm. in
Flower arrangement.-Compound raceme. diameter.
Inflorescence dimensions.—7.1 cm. in length and 3.1 Peduncle angle.—40 degrees.
cm. in width. Peduncle strength. Moderately strong.
Ouantity of flowers per inflorescence.—17. 65 Peduncle texture.—Smooth.
Ouantity of flowers and buds per plant.—Average 34. Peduncle color:- 177D.
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Pedicels: Pistill number:- Average 5.
Pedicel dimensions.—8 mm. in length and 1.5 mm. in Pistill length. 4.0 mm.
diameter. Stigma shape.—Pointed.
Pedicel strength. Moderate. Stigma color:—143A.
Pedicel texture.—Smooth. 5 Style length.-3 mm.
Pedicel angle.—40 degrees. Style color:—144A.
Pedicel color:—148D. Ovary color:–157D.
Reproduction organs: Fruit and seed: Fruit or seed production has not been
Stamen number—Average 12. observed.
Anther shape.—Basifixed, narrow ovate. 10 Disease and pest resistance: Disease and pest resistance has
Anther length.—1.0 mm. not been observed.
Anther color:—148D. The i ion claimed is:
Filament length.—5.0 mm. e 1nVent1On Calmed 1S.
Filament color:—12C 1. A new and distinct variety of Echeveria plant named
Amount of pollen Moderate 15 Apus as described and illustrated.
Pollen color:–157A. k . . . .
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