1363.000 Canna L.

Description of the genus

Description as for the family.

Derivation of name: Latin name for a reed or cane

Comment: Naturalised species of Canna are frequently encountered around Harare. The taxonomy of these plants is not clear to us, but we have tentatively recognised two taxa.

Worldwide: 8-10 spp. in tropical America

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Canna sp. (cf. flaccida)

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
indica L.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
sp. (cf. flaccida) CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Canna:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Canna
Flora of Mozambique: Canna
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Canna
Flora of Zambia: Canna
Flora of Zambia: cultivated 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, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Canna.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=399, retrieved 3 December 2016

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