African Plant Database

Caladium bicolor (Aiton) Vent.
Family : ARACEAE
Notes : [Tropical S. American, West Indian]
Information on the genus : Caladium
Basionym : Arum bicolor Aiton
Status for TA : accepted (cultivated)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Arum bicolor Aiton
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : and its many cultivated varieties are grown as ornamentals for the decorative leaves (icon.: Mayo & al., 1997: 208; Akoegninou & al., Fl. analyt. Bénin: 45, 2006). Plant c. 50 cm tall with a crown of cordate-sagittate leaves variegated with white and red patches or with pink centre; peduncle 17-27 cm long, erect; spathe 7-13 cm long, tube green, inflated; spadix shorter than spathe, with flowers to the top
Ecology : Naturalised, subspontaneous, in W to NE Africa, Cameroon, Gabon, Zanzibar, Pemba, in secondary forest, road sides, fallow fields, (Coffea) plantations, gardens.
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Record n°33476 modified 2013-12-17
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