Codiaeum variegatum Banana
The synonym for this croton is Cornutum.
Type Y, 1-1/2" x 5", - Compact croton with irregular leaves with rounded ends. Many of the leaves have a hook or prong on one side. Ground color is deep green with midrib margined golden yellow and margin of leaf similarly bordered irregularly with golden yellow.
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.9.
Short narrow leaf, veined and margined clear yellow.
REF: Reasoner's Tropical Nurseries inc, croton listing. Group 1, Common Varieties, p.2.
An introduction through the late John Gould Veitch from one of the South Sea Islands. A compact growing variety with curious horn-like processes at the apex of the leaves caused by an extension of the midrib.
REF: Gard. Chron. 1868, p. 884; Veitchs' Catlg. of Pl. 1870, p. 18, fig. p. 6.