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

Comment: Cultivated species of Canna were recorded in Mozambique. The taxonomy of these plants is not clear to us and we have placed them under the name cf. flaccida.

Worldwide: 8-10 species in tropical America

Mozambique: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Other sources of information about Canna:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Canna
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Canna
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Canna
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Canna
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Canna
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Canna

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated plants: genus page: Canna.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=399, retrieved 5 August 2020

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