Canna glauca L.
  • Sp. Pl.
  • Canna do brejo


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2019): Canna glauca L. Published on the Internet; http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000343792. Accessed on: 21 Oct 2019'

General Information

Rhizomes far-creeping, 0.5--1.5 cm diam. Leaves: sheath and blade glaucous; blade narrowly ovate, 28--70 ´ 1.5--14 cm, base cuneate, apex very gradually narrowing to acute. Inflorescences racemes, simple or occasionally branched, bearing 2-flowered cincinni, more than 10 flowers per inflorescence; primary bracts 10--30 cm; secondary bracts 5--20 cm; floral bracts persistent, (broadly) ovate-triangular, 0.7--2.5 ´ 0.4--1 cm, apex entire or irregularly lobed, glaucous; bracteoles (broadly) ovate-triangular, 0.3--2 cm  4--8 mm, apex entire or irregularly lobed. Flowers pure yellow, 7.5--10 cm; pedicels short, to 0.5 cm; sepals narrowly elliptic-triangular, 1.2--2 ´ 0.3--0.5 cm; petals erect, 5--9 cm, tube 1--2 cm, lobes narrowly ovate, 4--7 ´ 0.7--1.1 cm; staminodes 4, narrowly elliptic to narrowly ovate, 7.5--10 cm, free part 0.5--2.3 cm wide, apex sometimes slightly notched; labellum strongly reflexed, linear, approximately equal to other staminodes. Capsules globose to ellipsoid, 2--5 ´ 2--4 cm. Seeds brown, ovoid, 7--10 ´ 6--8 mm. 2n = 18.

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    Canna glauca L., Sp. Pl. 1. 1753.

    Hierbas glaucas, 0.5–1.5 m de alto. Hojas angostamente ovadas a angostamente elípticas, 25–70 cm de largo y 1.5–14 cm de ancho, ápice muy gradualmente atenuado, base cuneada; vainas glabras. Inflorescencia un tirso racemiforme, con cincinos de 2 flores, brácteas persistentes, hasta 20 cm de largo, bractéolas 3–20 mm de largo, pedicelos hasta 5 mm de largo, flores amarillo pálidas; sépalos 10–25 mm de largo; pétalos 5–9 cm de largo; estaminodios 4, 7.5–10 cm de largo. Cápsula globosa a elipsoide, 2–5 cm de largo; semillas 6–9 mm de largo y 4–5 mm de ancho.

    Poco común pero localmente abundante, en márgenes de vegetación muy húmeda, zona norcentral; 30–450 m; fl y fr esporádicamente durante todo el año; Haynes 8279, Sandino 2135; América tropical.

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    Plants 1.5-2.0 m. tall; leaves rather narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, the base gradually and continually narrowed to the sheath, 30-45 cm. long, 8-15 cm. broad, glabrous and conspicuously glaucous; inflorescence racemiform, simple, bearing several pairs of shortly pedicellate or subsessile flowers; sepals oblong- elliptic, about 1 cm. long; corolla 4.0-4.5 cm. long, yellow, the lobes oblong- lanceolate, acuminate, erect or sharply ascending, the tube about equalling the sepals; staminodia 3, obovate-elliptic, 8-9 cm. long, yellow; capsules irregularly ellipsoid, 4-5 cm. long, 2-3 cm. thick, densely spiny-fimbriate.

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    Tallos 1–2 m. Hojas 25–70 x 6–12 cm, estrecha-mente ovadas a estrechamente elípticas, gradualmenteangostas hacia la base y el ápice, glaucas. Infl. conbrácteas persistentes. Fls. 6–7 cm, amarillo puro. Frs.2–3 cm de diám., subglobosos; pedicelos fructíferos0.5–1(–1.5) cm.

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    Distribution

    Panama to the Guianas and Argentina; Antilles, in lowland thickets and open forest.

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    Literature

    Other References Belling, J. 1931. Chromomeres of liliaceous plants. Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. 16: 153---170. Honing, J. A. 1928. Canna crosses II. Meded. Landbouwhoogeschool 32: 1--14. Lerman, J. C. and E. M. Cigliano. 1971. New carbon-14 evidence for six hundred years old Canna compacta seed. Nature 232: 568--570. Yeo, P. F. 1993. Secondary pollen presentation: Form, function and evolution. Pl. Syst. Evol., Suppl. 6: 204--208.

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    Distribution Map

     
    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Southern America Brazil Amapí
    • Amazonas
    • Parí
    • Rondônia
    • Roraima
    • Tocantins
    • Alagoas
    • Bahia
    • Ceará
    • Maranh
    • Paraába
    • Pernambuco
    • Piauá
    • Sergipe
    • Paraní
    • Rio Grande do Sul
    • Santa Catarina
    • Espirito Santo
    • Minas Gerais
    • Rio de Janeiro
    • São Paulo
    • Brazilia Distrito Federal
    • Goiás
    • Mato Grosso
    • Mato Grosso do Sul

    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Canna do brejoPortuguese
    Louisiana canna
    Canna do brejo amarelaPortuguese

     Information From

    Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020
    http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br
    Brazil Flora G (2014): Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020. v393.147. Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro. Dataset/Checklist. doi:10.15468/1mtkaw
    • A Group Brazil Flora, REFLORA Program
    Cannaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • B 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.
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica
    http://www.tropicos.org/Project/Costa%20Rica
    Hammel, B. E.; Grayum, M. H.; Herrera, C.; Zamora, N. Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2003-2014
    • D Missouri Botanical Garden
    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
    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
    • F 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.
    • G Flora of North America Association
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • H CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).