Caladium bicolor (Ait.) Vent.

 
  • Family : ARACEAE
    (ARUM FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Araceae
  • Basionym : Arum bicolor Aiton
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Caladium bicolor (Aiton) Vent.
  • Common name : Heart of Jesus
  • Vernacular name : Varnachembu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Now brought into gardens as an ornament. Also as an escape
  • Flower, Fruit : May-December
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Nagpur district, Osmanabad district, Satara district
  • Native : South America
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014- Flora of South Kanara; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Matthew, K.M., 1983. The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2); Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Caladium bicolor. Downloaded on 21 October 2019.

Botanical Description

Comments

All fields are required






 
Creative Commons License
Digital Flora of Peninsular India by Herbarium JCB is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ernet.in.