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Caladieae

(Tribe)

Overview

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Taxonomy

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The Tribe Caladieae is a member of the Subfamily Aroideae. Here is the complete "parentage" of Caladieae:

The Tribe Caladieae is further organized into finer groupings including:

Genera

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Caladium

Caladium () is a genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae. They are often known by the common name elephant ear (which they share with the closely related genera Alocasia, Colocasia, and Xanthosoma), Heart of Jesus, and Angel Wings. There are over 1000 named cultivars of Caladium bicolor from the original South American plant. [more]

Jasarum

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Scaphispatha

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Syngonium

Syngonium is a genus of about 36 species of flowering plants in the family Araceae, native to tropical rain forests in Central and South America. They are woody vines growing to heights of 10?20 m or more in trees. They have leaves that change shape according to the plant's stage of growth, and adult leaf forms are often much more lobed than the juvenile forms usually seen on small house plants. [more]

Xanthosoma

Xanthosoma is a genus of about 50 species of tropical and sub-tropical arums in the flowering plant family, Araceae, all native to tropical America. Several species are grown for their starchy corms, an important food staple of tropical regions, known variously as malanga, otoy, otoe, new cocoyam, tannia, tannier, yaut?a, macabo, taioba, dasheen, quequisque, ?ape and (in Papua New Guinea) as Singapore taro (taro kongkong). Many other species (including especially X. roseum) are utilized as ornamental plants, and in popular horticultural literature are known as ?ape or elephant ear (from the purported resemblance of the leaf to an elephant's ear), although the latter name is sometimes also applied to members with similar appearance and uses in the closely related genera of Caladium, Colocasia (i.e., taro), and Alocasia. [more]

At least 126 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Xanthosoma.

More info about the Genus Xanthosoma may be found here.

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Last Revised: August 24, 2012
2012/08/24 20:13:47