African Plant Database

Dieffenbachia seguine (Jacq.) Schott
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Dieffenbachia
Basionym : Arum seguine Jacq.
Status for TA : accepted (cultivated)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Arum seguine Jacq. (1760)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dieffenbachia maculata (Lodd.) G. Don
=Caladium maculatum Lodd.
=Dieffenbachia picta Schott
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen robust herbs, c. 30 species in tropical and subtropical America, West Indies.
Ecology : For varieties and synonyms, see Govaerts & Frodin, World checklist…Araceae: 295-297, 2002

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Eur. Gard. Fl. 2: 96-97 (1984).
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Record n°33451
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