Variety right examination meeting of new acer palmatum variety Jinlinghong developed by JAAS was held on December 14. Director Wang Qi of the State Forestry Administration Office for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants, Prof. Zhou Yuan of Kunming Institute of Botany of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and JAAS Vice President Chang Youhong, etc. were invited to the meeting.
After listening to Prof. Li Qianzhong’s report and on-site examination, the expert group all agreed that "Jinlinghong” was special, stable, and consistent in its features, and had colorful leaves in autumn and winter. Thus, it was a highly applicable elite colored-leaf tree.
The successful on-site recognition of “Jinlinghong” was another new acer palmatum variety authorization after “JinlingHuangfeng”, which laid a solid foundation for future breeding, protection and development. Director Wang Qi spoke highly of the achievement of JAAS research team and hoped to see more applications of JAAS.
JAAS Vice President Chang Youhong congratulated the horticultural engineering technology research team and wished them to maintain a good momentum and breed more new plant varieties with high ornamental value.