Codiaeum variegatum Acubaefolium
This croton was introduced through the late John Veitch from the South Sea Islands, the foliage bears a strong resemblance to the well-known vulgar Aucuba japonica of gardens.
Veitchs' Catlg. of Pl. 1879, p. 2, fig.
Large green leaf, spotted yellow, Underside pinkish.
REF: Reasoner's Tropical Nurseries inc, croton listing. Group I, Common Varieties, p.2.
Type J, 2 1/2" x 10" - Ground color deep green heavily spotted bright yellow. Reverse of leaf is reddish with red midrib.
REF: Paper prepared by Wm. A. Geiger in collaboration with Mr. Christian of the Christian Nursery, Mr. Van der Lean and Mr. George L. Peacock. p.8.