Dieffenbachia

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Dieffenbachia
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Dieffenbachia bowmannii
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Dieffenbachia is a genus of tropical plants in the family Araceae noted for their patterned leaves. Members of this genus are popular as houseplants because of their tolerance to shade. The name commemorates Ernst Dieffenbach, a German physician.