Canna L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical & Subtropical America.

Descriptions

Cannaceae, J.M.Lock. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1993

Note
Description as for the family.
[FTEA]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Rhizomatous herbs, usually unbranched
Morphology Leaves
Leaves entire, spirally set
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal, simple or branched, usually with 2 flowers in the axil of each bract
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Showy part of flower formed by usually 4 basally ± united petaloid staminodes, the inner one, the lip or “labellum” shorter and reflexed; fertile stamen 1, petaloid; anther 1-thecous, attached at the margin, longitudinally dehiscent Flowers bisexual, showy, zygomorphic. Perianth of 3 outer ± sepaloid free tepals (“calyx”), and 3 inner petaloid tepals longer than the outer and ± united at the base (“corolla”)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary inferior, warty, 3-celled; ovules many; style 1, flat, petaloid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a capsule.
Distribution
Some 12 species in tropical and subtropical America.
Note
Numerous hybrids have been produced.
[FSOM]

Uses

Use
Several species grown as ornamentals
[FSOM]

Sources

  • Art and Illustrations in Digifolia

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew
  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images
  • Neotropikey

    • Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.
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