Canna edulis Ker Gawl.
  • Bot. Reg.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2019): Canna edulis Ker Gawl. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000343771. Accessed on: 21 Nov 2019'

General Information

Plants 2-3 m. tall, glabrous throughout; leaves ovate-elliptic, acute to acum- inate, base broadly obtuse then abruptly and shortly decurrent to the sheath, 30-65 cm. long, 15-20 cm. broad; inflorescence divided once or twice from the base, bearing numerous pairs of rather long-pedicellate flowers; sepals 1.0-1.2 cm. long; ovary clavate, 0.8-0.9 cm. long; corolla 4.5-5.0 cm. long, the lobes oblong- elliptic, erect or nearly so, the tube shorter than the sepals, bright red to orange; staminodia oblong-oblanceolate, 6-8 cm. long, free nearly to the base, red; capsules broadly ellipsoid, about 5 cm. long, 2.0-2.5 cm. thick, densely spinose- muricate.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora de Panama
    • Source: [
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    Distribution

    Panama to Peru, Bolivia, and northern Argentina, in moist highland forest.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora de Panama
    • Source: [
    • 1
    • ]. 

     Information From

    Cannaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Flora de Panama
    http://www.tropicos.org/Project/PAC
    Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden