Plant ID forum: Is this a Caladium?

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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
May 18, 2014 11:20 AM CST
It looks a bit like Alocasia Hilo Beauty,
https://www.google.be/search?q...

but my plant is found in the wild in a Brazilian rainforest.
In the 'Flora do Brasil', there is only Caladium bicolor recorded and no Alocasia species.


Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
May 18, 2014 1:05 PM CST
The leaves looked too shiny and thick for Caladium. My first thought was 'Hilo Beauty' too which now apparently is classified as a Caladium: Caladium (Caladium praetermissum 'Hilo Beauty')

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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
May 18, 2014 1:10 PM CST
Thanks Lin, yes Caladium praetermissum does look like it, only problem is that it is not recorded in Brazil.
In the mean while I have continued searching and I think it is just a variety of Caladium bicolor.
https://www.google.be/search?q...
So I think that must be it.. Smiling
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
May 20, 2014 7:51 AM CST

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A botanist from Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro agrees that this is Caladium bicolor.
Evan
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
May 20, 2014 10:10 AM CST
Thank you so much Evan! Thumbs up
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
May 20, 2014 11:40 AM CST

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I tip my hat to you.
Evan
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
May 20, 2014 1:54 PM CST
Hurray! So glad Evan was able to help with the ID! Thumbs up
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