Caladium bicolor (Aiton) Vent. (Images by Bhagyashri Ranade, Aarti Khale, Gurcharan Singh & (Binu Thomas – identified by Pudji Widodo), (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade))


Caladium lindenii (André) Madison (Image by Aarti Khale – identified by Ajinkya Gadave, (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)) 


Caladium praetermissum Bogner & Hett. (Image by Aarti Khale (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)) 


Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution

(Ait.) Vent.
Herb Plains to  High Altitude, Cultivated, Native of
Tropical America
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. III, 1989
All districts


Botanical name Family Common name
Caladium bicolor Araceae Fancy-Leaf Caladium

Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)- Details

Practical Gardening In India By R. Barton West- Details

‎Caladium (‎Araceae) : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Caladium (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


Pl. go through Caladium page (‎‎Araceae) with images of species in efloraofindia (done by …).

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.

If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.


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