Codiaeum variegatum Disraeli. Synonymous with croton Mrs. Snyder Disraeli
Types P & Q, 4" x 12", - Large oak leaved variety. One of the best colored croton of this type. Deep green leaves suffused black. All ribs of leaf are margined red and yellow which predominates in tips of leaves. Vigorous grower.
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.10.
Oak leaf form with green and yellow leaves, becoming orange-red with age.
REF: Reasoner's Tropical Nurseries inc, croton listing. Group 1, Common Varieties, p.2. Introduced in the 1870s by Veitch and sons, British plant explorers. REF: Brown, B. Frank 1995 Crotons of the World p.62.