Re: Caladium marmoratum


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Resslar <presslar@vwc.edu>
To: ju-bo@msn.com <ju-bo@msn.com>
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
>
>Paul M. Resslar
>Professor of Biology
>Virginia Wesleyan College
>1584 Wesleyan Drive
>Norfolk, Virginia 23502-5599
>U.S.A.
>
>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.
Sincerely,
Julius
ju-bo@msn.com







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