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Codiaeum variegatum Joseph Fondeur

Brilliantissima is the original name of this croton now known more commonly as Zanzibar.

Type G, 1'1/4" x 10", New growth green and yellow which in the mature leaves turns to ground color of bronzy red with bright red midrib dotted and splashed orange and red.

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.

Long, rather narrow leaves, very brilliant orange and red.

REF: Reasoner's Tropical Nurseries inc, croton listing. Group II, Better Standard Varieties, p.3.