Canna indica

Canna indica (Wikipedia)

Canna indica, commonly known as Indian shot, African arrowroot, edible canna, purple arrowroot, Sierra Leone arrowroot, is a plant species in the family Cannaceae. It is native to much of South America, Central America, the West Indies, and Mexico. It is also naturalized in the southeastern United States (Florida, Texas, Louisiana, and South Carolina), and much of Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and Oceania. Canna indica (achira in Hispanic America, cana-da-índia in Brazil) has been a minor food crop cultivated by indigenous peoples of the Americas for thousands of years.

Canna indica
Cinnamon-bellied flowerpiercer (Diglossa baritula) male on Indian shot (Canna indica) Finca El Pilar.jpg
with Cinnamon-bellied flowerpiercer
in Antigua Guatemala
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Cannaceae
Genus: Canna
C. indica
Binomial name
Canna indica
Species synonymy
    • Canna annaei André.
    • Canna aurantiaca Roscoe.
    • Canna barbadica Bouché
    • Canna bidentata Bertol.
    • Canna carnea Roscoe
    • Canna cearensis Huber.
    • Canna chinensis Willd.
    • Canna cinnabarina Bouché
    • Canna coccinea var. bicolor Kraenzl.
    • Canna commutata Bouché
    • Canna compacta Bouché
    • Canna concinna Bouché.
    • Canna crocea Lag. ex Rchb.
    • Canna crocea Roem. & Schult.
    • Canna densifolia Bouché
    • Canna edulis Ker Gawl.
    • Canna ehrenbergii Bouché
    • Canna ellipticifolia Stokes
    • Canna esculenta Loudon
    • Canna exigua Bouché
    • Canna flavescens Link
    • Canna floribunda Bouché
    • Canna formosa Bouché
    • Canna fulgida Bouché
    • Canna glauca var. annaei Petersen.
    • Canna heliconiifolia Bouché
    • Canna heliconiifolia var. xalapensis (Horan.') Kraenzl.
    • Canna indica var. edwardsii Regel.
    • Canna indica var. lutea (Mill.) Aiton
    • Canna indica var. napalensis (Wall. ex Bouché) Baker
    • Canna indica var. orientalis (Roscoe) Baker
    • Canna indica var. rubra Aiton
    • Canna juncea Retz.
    • Canna laeta Bouché
    • Canna lagunensis Lindl.
    • Canna lambertii Lindl.
    • Canna leptochila Bouché
    • Canna lutea Mill.
    • Canna lutea Larrañaga
    • Canna lutea var. aurantiaca Regel
    • Canna lutea var. genuina Kraenzl.
    • Canna lutea var. maculata (Hook.) Petersen
    • Canna lutea var. pallida Kraenzl.
    • Canna maculata (Hook) Link.
    • Canna maxima Lodd. ex Roscoe
    • Canna moritziana Bouché
    • Canna napalensis Wall. ex Bouché
    • Canna nepalensis D.Dietr.
    • Canna occidentalis Roscoe
    • Canna orientalis Bouché
    • Canna orientalis Roscoe
    • Canna orientalis var. flava Roscoe
    • Canna pallida Roscoe.
    • Canna pentaphylla D.Dietr.
    • Canna plurituberosa T.Koyama & Nob.Tanaka
    • Canna poeppigii Bouché
    • Canna polyclada Wawra
    • Canna polymorpha Lodd. ex Loudon
    • Canna portoricensis Bouché
    • Canna pulchra Hassk.
    • Canna pulchra Bouché ex Horan.
    • Canna rubra (Aiton) Willd.
    • Canna rubricaulis Link
    • Canna sanctae-rosae Kraenzl.
    • Canna sanguinea Warsz. ex Otto & A.Dietr.
    • Canna sanguinea Bouché
    • Canna saturate-rubra Bouché ex K.Koch
    • Canna seleriana Kraenzl.
    • Canna sellowii Bouché
    • Canna speciosa Hegetschw
    • Canna speciosa Roscoe ex Sims
    • Canna spectabilis Bouché
    • Canna sulphurea Bouché
    • Canna surinamensis Bouché
    • Canna tenuiflora Bouché
    • Canna textoria Noronha
    • Canna thyrsiflora Hegetschw.
    • Canna tinei Tod.
    • Canna variabilis Willd.
    • Canna variegata Besser
    • Canna variegata Bouché
    • Canna variegatifolia Ciciar.
    • Canna ventricosa Bouché
    • Canna warszewiczii var. flameus Ram. Goyena
    • Canna xalapensis Horan.
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