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From: Paul Resslar <presslar at vwc.edu> on 1998.01.26 at 17:08:32(1878)|
Thanks to Don and Julius for the help. Julius, the origin of the epithet
marmoratum is from the Latin for marble (marmorarius--of marble). The
reference is to the variegation or marbling of the leaves.
Paul M. Resslar|
Professor of Biology
Virginia Wesleyan College
1584 Wesleyan Drive
Norfolk, Virginia 23502-5599
From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 1998.01.27 at 14:51:42(1881)|
>Thanks to Don and Julius for the help. Julius, the origin of the epithet
>marmoratum is from the Latin for marble (marmorarius--of marble). The
>reference is to the variegation or marbling of the leaves.
>Paul M. Resslar
>Professor of Biology
>Virginia Wesleyan College
>1584 Wesleyan Drive
>Norfolk, Virginia 23502-5599
Thanks, but I was wondering if anyone knew who/where this name came from
(somewhat like you querry re: C. paradoxum), or if it is one of those
From: eduardo gomes goncalves <eggon at guarany.cpd.unb.br> on 1998.02.02 at 21:54:28(1895)|
> Thanks, but I was wondering if anyone knew who/where this name came from
> (somewhat like you querry re: C. paradoxum), or if it is one of those
> "made-up" jobs.
Hi Julius and Paul,
Caladium marmoratum was described by someone called Mathieu in Ind.
Sem. Hort. Bot. Berol. App. 6. 1854, but it was considered by Madison as a
synonym of C. bicolor. I don't think that this name was suggested because
of marbled leaves but better because of marbled petioles. Wild populations of
Caladium bicolor in Central Brazil usually have marbled petioles,
resembling those of Taccarum or Asterostigma (and some Urospatha
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