Canna flaccida Salisb.
  • Icon. Stirp. Rar.
  • Golden canna, bandana-of-the-everglades


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2019): Canna flaccida Salisb. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000343781. Accessed on: 14 Nov 2019'

General Information

Rhizomes fleshy. Leaves: sheath and blade glaucous; blade narrowly ovate to narrowly elliptic, 20--50 ´ 8--12 cm, base gradually narrowed into sheath, apex acute. Inflorescences racemes, simple, bearing 1-flowered cincinni, fewer than 5 flowers per inflorescence; primary bracts 10--30 cm; secondary bracts generally absent; floral bracts persistent, (broadly) ovate-triangular, 0.5--1 ´ 0.4--0.7 cm, glaucous, apex entire or irregularly lobed; bracteoles ovate-triangular, 0.3--2 cm  4--8 mm, apex entire or irregularly lobed. Flowers pure yellow, 10--15 cm; pedicels short, to 0.5 cm; sepals narrowly oblong-elliptic, 2.5--3.5 ´ 0.4--0.6 cm; petals strongly reflexed, 10--12 cm, tube ca. 4 cm, lobes narrowly oblong-elliptic, 6--8 cm  4--13 mm, base sharply reflexed; staminodes 3, broadly ovate, 9--11 ´ 8--9 cm; labellum not obviously reflexed, broadly ovate, ca. 10 ´ 8--9 cm. Capsules irregularly ellipsoid, 5--6 ´ 4--4.5 cm. Seeds brown, nearly globose, 6--6.5 ´ 5--6 mm. 2n = 18.

  • Provided by: [D].Flora of North America @ efloras.org
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    Canna flaccida Salisb., Icon. Stirp. Rar. 3, pl. 2. 1791.

  • Provided by: [E].Flora de Nicaragua
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    Plants 1-2 m. tall, wholly glabrous; leaves elliptic-lanceolate, narrowly acute to acuminate, base gradually and continuously narrowed to the sheath, 20-45 cm. long, 8-11 cm. broad, glaucous; inflorescence racemiform, simple, bearing a few pairs of virtually sessile, showy yellow flowers; sepals oblong-elliptic, 2-3 cm. long; corolla 8-9 cm. long, yellow, the lobes narrowly oblong-lanceolate, sharply reflexed at anthesis, the tube 3-4 cm. long; staminodia broadly obovate, 9-10 cm. long, yellow; capsules irregularly ellipsoid, 5-6 cm. long, 4.0-4.5 cm. thick, spiny-fimbriate.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
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    Distribution

    Coastal plain of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida; Antilles; Panama. In lowland thickets.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
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    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Golden canna, bandana-of-the-everglades

     Information From

    Cannaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    MBG Floras Images
    http://www.tropicos.org/ImageSearch.aspx
    Flora images. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2018.
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    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
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • D Flora of North America Association
    Flora de Nicaragua
    http://www.tropicos.org/projectwebportal.aspx?projectid=7&pagename=Home&langid=66
    WD Stevens, CU Ulloa, A Pool and OM Montiel. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2001
    • E Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • F CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).