1363.000 Canna L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs from rhizomes; aerial stems present, unbranched. Leaves cauline, 2-ranked, differentiated into basal sheath, petiole and lamina; sheaths overlapping, supporting stem. Inflorescences 1 per aerial shoot, terminal on a leafy shoot; pedunculate racemes or panicles of flowers or monochasial cymes; bracts of main axis subtending flowers. Flowers asymmetric; sepals and petals differentiated, sepals 3 distinct, petals 3 basally connate. Fruit a capsule; sepals persistent in fruit. Seeds without aril.

Derivation of name: Latin name for a reed or cane

Worldwide: 8-10 species in tropical America

Zambia: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Other sources of information about Canna:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Canna
Flora of Malawi: Canna
Flora of Mozambique: Canna
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Canna
Flora of Zambia: Canna
Flora of Zimbabwe: Canna
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Canna

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Canna
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Canna
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Canna
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Canna
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iNaturalist: Canna
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Canna
JSTOR Plant Science: Canna
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Canna
Plants of the World Online: Canna
Tropicos: Canna
Wikipedia: Canna

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated plants: genus page: Canna.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=399, retrieved 3 December 2023

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