Definition of Genus caladium
1. Noun. Small genus of tropical South American tuberous perennials with large variously colored leaves.
Group relationships: Araceae, Arum Family, Family Araceae
Member holonyms: Caladium
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Caladium
Literary usage of Genus caladium
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1. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1825)
"The genus CALADIUM was very properly separated from ARUM, by M. VENTENAT. At the time of our publishing our account of this plant we had not seen the ..."
2. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Ephraim Chambers (1870)
"... plants of the genus Colocaría, and of the nearly allied genus Caladium, of the natural order ..."
3. Exotic Flora: Containing Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare Or Otherwise by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1823)
"... to the stoves of our country, where it is become an universal favourite, on account of the beauty and singularity of its leaves. The genus Caladium was ..."
4. The Principles of Floriculture by Edward Albert White (1915)
"Order, Araceae; genus, Caladium (name of unknown origin); the species of most importance are: tricolor; ..."
5. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1862)
"grown in light peaty soil. But. M;i'. , I • 1, i ]. 5^5. This pretty plant was separated from the genus Caladium, by Dr. Klotzsch, under the name of ..."