Re: Caladium marmoratum

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From: Paul Resslar <>
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Date: Monday, January 26, 1998 12:00 PM
Subject: Caladium marmoratum

>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
>Dear Paul,
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.

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