‘Purple Janus’

NameSynonym ofRegister numberRegistrant 
'Purple Janus'SRL-Sch-2020-0005Vera Shekh
HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver 
unknownBrazilVera Shekh / Miranda van Heden
Name yearGroupGrowth habitSeedling/Sport 
Pod parentPollen parentPollination yearColor 
pod parent unknownpollen parent unknownpurple
Flower classFlower formColor compositionFlower size 
Petal formRecurvedStamen colorStyle color 
Fruit colorFruit edgedFlower descriptionPhylloclades length 
color unknownYes6-7 cm. in length, 4-5 cm. in width. Colouration is either a solid deep fuchsia or chimeric exhibiting a harlequin pattern of deep fuchsia and white on petals. This can be coloured margins, broad bands and some solid coloured petals on a mainly white flower. Harlequin flower are larger and exhibit an open form. The solid coloured flowers are slightly smaller and exhibit more reflex. Stamens are pale yellow. Styles are white on harlequin flowers and solid magenta on the solid coloured flowers. Stigmas are white on both flower colourations.5
Phylloclades widthPhylloclades formReferenceComments 
4dentateSRL Registrationthis is a very unique cultivar. The almost square phylloclades have attractive curved horn-like dentition on the apex and also on the sides. Some phylloclades are almost crenate in form.The colour variation exhibited by the flowers and the attractive growth pattern makes this a deserving addition to any collection. Unfortunately, the original cultivar source of this ‘sport’ has not been determined. The origin is Brazil. It was found in 2015 by a flower breeder in the region of Londrina, Paraná. The multicolor part of the plant was selected for propagation and in 2017 material was sold in the Mandirituba metropolitan region of Curitiba, by a flower producer from Ceasa. Is was called 'bicolor' at that time. The name 'Bicolor Brasil' is used in Brazil.
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