Origin of caladiumModern Latin from Malay kél?dy, kind of plant
any of a genus (Caladium, esp. C. bicolor) of tropical American plants of the arum family, grown for ornament because of their brilliantly colored, variegated leaves
Any of various tropical American plants of the genus Caladium widely cultivated for their ornamental foliage, variously patterned in white, green, pink, or red.
Origin of caladiumNew Latin Caladium genus name from Malay keladi an aroid
- Any of the genus Caladium of flowering plants.
- Any of the ornamental cultivars of Caladium bicolor
From the genus name.
New Latin, from a language of the American tropics kale
- The hoactzin, Opisthocomus, feeds to a great extent upon the leaves of the aroid Montrichardia or Caladium arborescens.
- In Arum the blade is simple, as also in the so-called arum-lily (Richardia), a South African species common in Britain as a greenhouse plant, and in Caladium, a tropical South American genus, and Alocasia (tropical Asia), species of which are favourite warm-greenhouse plants on account of their variegated leaves.
- The following is a select list of genera of stove plants (climbers are denoted by *, bulbous and tuberous plants by f) Acalypha Achimenest Aeschynanthus Allamanda* Alocasiat Amaryllist Anthurium Aphelandra Aralia Ardisia Arisaemaf Aristolochia * Ataccia Begonia Bertolonia Bignonia* Bromeliads Cactus Caladium f Calathea Centropogon Cissus* Clerodendron * Crinumt Codiaeum (Croton) ORcftIDs.