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Any of various tropical American plants of the genus Caladium widely cultivated for their ornamental foliage, variously patterned in white, green, pink, or red.

[New Latin Caladium, genus name, from Malay keladi, an aroid.]
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(Plants) any of various tropical plants of the aroid genus Caladium, which are widely cultivated as potted plants for their colourful variegated foliage
[C19: from New Latin, from Malay kěladi araceous plant]
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(kəˈleɪ di əm)

any of several tropical American plants of the genus Caladium, of the arum family, cultivated for their variegated, colorful leaves.
[1835–45; < New Latin]
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Noun1.caladium - any plant of the genus Caladium cultivated for their ornamental foliage variously patterned in white or pink or redcaladium - any plant of the genus Caladium cultivated for their ornamental foliage variously patterned in white or pink or red
aroid, arum - any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
genus Caladium - small genus of tropical South American tuberous perennials with large variously colored leaves
Caladium bicolor - most popular caladium; cultivated in many varieties since the late 19th century
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Plant caladium (Caladium), elephant ears (Colocassia), tuberous begonia (Begonia x tuberhybrida), montbretia (Crocosmia), lily of the Nile (Agapanthus), garden canna (Canna x generalis), tuberose (Polianthes) or peacock orchid (Acidanthera).
sacchari reside in the family Araceae (Arum and Caladium) as well as Poaceae including Andropogon, Arthraxon, Avena, Echinochloa, Hordeum, Oryza, Oryzopsis, Panicum, Pannisetum, Saccharum (preferred host plant), Setaria, Sorghum, Themeda, Thysanolaema, Triticum, and Zea (Singh et al.
'My design is composed of the different indoor houseplants with heart-shaped leaves painted with watercolor: pothos, caladium, diffenbacchia, philodendron,' Lanot shared.
Spiff, "Effect of metal ion concentration on the biosorption of [Pb.sup.2+] and [Cd.sup.2+] by Caladium bicolor (wild cocoyam)," Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, vol.
Caption: Paintings in the collection of the newly formed nonprofit Art Bridges include "Lost Boys: AKA BB," by artist Kerry James Marshall, "Child's Companions" by Arshile Gorky and "In Exaltation of Flowers: Petunia, Caladium, Budaya," by Edward Jean Steichen.
Spiff, "Studies on the Effect of pH on the Sorption of Pb2+ and Cd2+ ions from aqueous Solutions by Caladium bicolor (Wild cocoyam) Biomass," Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, vol.
humilis fruits [132], a chloroform fraction from an ethanol extract of Tagetes erecta flowers [133], aqueous extract of Karwinskia humboldtiana seeds [134], and hydroalcoholic extract of Senna occidentalis aerial parts [135], as well as lutein and lutein ester, obtained from Tagetes erecta [136], and ethanol extract of Jatropha gossypiifolia aerial parts [137], and aqueous extract of Caladium bicolor [138].
Deng, "Somaclonal variation in "Red Flash" caladium: morphological, cytological and molecular characterization," Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, vol.
Spiff, "Effects of temperature on the sorption of P[b.sup.2+] and C[d.sup.2+] from aqueous solution by Caladium bicolor (Wild Cocoyam) biomass," Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, vol.