Type E, 1" X 10", - This is the well known "Red Corkscrew" one of the most popular of this type. Ground black green midrib carmine margined brilliant rich red and dotted brilliant red. Reverse of leaf has rich red ground color.
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.15, p.16.
A twisted-leaved variety, one of the best in cultivation, introduced through Charles Moore, Esq, at one time Superintendent of the Botanic Gardens, Sydney, and the last Government servant to be appointed to such a post by the home authorities.
Veitchs' Catlg. of Pl. 1883, p. 14, fig. p. 5
Red corkscrew narrow, spiral leaves; a brilliant dark red.
REF: Reasoner's Tropical Nurseries inc, croton listing. Group 1, Common Varieties, p.2.
Lady Claire is a sport of this plant