Sorting Caladium names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :


Caladium bicolor (Aiton) Vent.

SYNONYM(S) : Arum bicolor Aiton, Caladium hortulanum Birdsey

CHINESE : Hua ye yu, Wu cai yu, Cai ye yu (as C. hortulanum).

ENGLISH : Common caladium, Fancy-leaf caladium, , Fancy-leaved caladium, Fancy-leaved elephant's-ear, Heart of Jesus.

Caladium humboldtii Schott


CHINESE : Yin ban yu.

ENGLISH : Miniature caladium.

PORTUGUESE : Tinhorão miniatura.

Caladium picturatum K. Koch & C. D. Bouché

CHINESE : Hua ye yu.

ENGLISH : South American caladium.

General Bibliography


General & specific on-line


Complementary / Specific


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < >.

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

USDA, ARS, 2002, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (06 February 2003).

Wang Zongxun et al. 1996, A New Latin, Chinese, English Botanical Nomenclature. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany. Aviation Industry Publisher, Beijing.

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.


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