A Plant variety is plant grouping within a single botanical taxon of the lowest known rank which :
Irrespective of whether the conditions for the grant of a breeders right are fully met,
Can be defined by the expression of the characteristics resulting from a given genotype or a combination of genotypes distinguished from any other plant grouping by expression of at least one of the said characteristics; and considered as unit with regard to its suitability for being propagating,
Remain unchanged after such propagation, and
Includes propagating material of such variety, extant variety, transgenic variety, farmers variety and essentially derived variety.