INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR THE PROTECTION OF NEW VARIETIES OF PLANTS
WAXFLOWER UPOV Code: CHMLC_
Chamelaucium Desf. and hybrids with Verticordia plumosa Desf. (Druce)
GUIDELINES FOR THE CONDUCT OF TESTS FOR DISTINCTNESS, UNIFORMITY AND STABILITY
The purpose of these guidelines (“Test Guidelines”) is to elaborate the principles contained in the General Introduction (document TG/1/3), and its associated TGP documents, into detailed practical guidance for the harmonized examination of distinctness, uniformity and stability (DUS) and, in particular, to identify appropriate characteristics for the examination of DUS and production of harmonized variety descriptions.
ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS These Test Guidelines should be read in conjunction with the General Introduction and its associated TGP documents.
TABLE OF CONTENTSPAGE
1. Subject of these Test Guidelines 3
2. Material Required 3
3. Method of Examination 3
3.1 Number of growing cycles 3
3.2 Testing Place 3
3.3 Conditions for Conducting the Examination 3
3.4 Test Design 4
3.5 Number of Plants / Parts of Plants to be Examined 4
3.6 Additional Tests 4
4. Assessment of Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability 4
4.1 Distinctness 4
4.2 Uniformity 5
4.3 Stability 5
5. Grouping of Varieties and Organization of the Growing Trial 5
6. Introduction to the Table of Characteristics 6
6.1 Categories of Characteristics 6
6.2 States of Expression and Corresponding Notes 6
6.3 Types of Expression 6
6.4 Example Varieties 6
6.5 Legend 7
7. Table of Characteristics/Tableau des caractères/Merkmalstabelle/Tabla de caracteres 8
8. Explanations on the Table of Characteristics 93
8.1 Explanations covering several characteristics 93
8.2 Explanations for individual characteristics 93
9. Literature 95
10. Technical Questionnaire 96
1.Subject of these Test Guidelines
These Test Guidelines apply to all varieties of Chamelaucium Desf. of the family Myrtaceae and their hybrids with Verticordia plumosa Desf. (Druce).
2.1 The competent authorities decide on the quantity and quality of the plant material required for testing the variety and when and where it is to be delivered. Applicants submitting material from a State other than that in which the testing takes place must ensure that all customs formalities and phytosanitary requirements are complied with.
2.2 The material is to be supplied in the form of young plants.
2.3 The minimum quantity of plant material, to be supplied by the applicant, should be:
15 young plants
2.4 The plant material supplied should be visibly healthy, not lacking in vigor, nor affected by any important pest or disease.
2.5 The plant material should not have undergone any treatment which would affect the expression of the characteristics of the variety, unless the competent authorities allow or request such treatment. If it has been treated, full details of the treatment must be given.
Because daylight varies, color determinations made against a color chart should be made either in a suitable cabinet providing artificial daylight or in the middle of the day in a room without direct sunlight. The spectral distribution of the illuminant for artificial daylight should conform with the CIE Standard of Preferred Daylight D 6500 and should fall within the tolerances set out in the British Standard 950, Part I. These determinations should be made with the plant part placed against a white background.