Taxon: Canna indica L.

Genus: Canna
Family: Cannaceae
Nomen number: 8858
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:1. 1753
Name Verified on: 02-Feb-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Feb-2010
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 36 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Zander ed14; Dict Gard)
  • Human food: starch (fide CultTropS, as C. edulis)
  • Animal food: fodder (fide CultTropS, as C. edulis)
  • Gene sources: ornamental features (fide Blumea 53:281. 2008)
  • Materials: beads (fide Bot Beads World; as,)
  • Materials: wrapping (for wrapping foods fide Blumea 53:281. 2008)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Blumea 53:281. 2008)
  • Weed: (fide Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:


    . exact native range in neotropics obscure


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Tamaulipas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, - Chiapas, - Hidalgo, - Jalisco, - Michoacan, - Nayarit, - Puebla, - Quintana Roo, - Tabasco, - Veracruz, - Yucatan
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Netherlands Antilles; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Vincent and Grenadines
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina - Buenos Aires, - Chaco, - Corrientes, - Entre Rios, - Formosa, - Jujuy, - Misiones, - Salta, - Tucuman; Paraguay; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Cape Verde; Portugal - Azores, - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: South Africa
    • West Tropical Africa: Guinea
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Mayotte; Reunion
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Yemen
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Nepal; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Thailand
    • Malesia: Philippines
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - New South Wales, - Queensland
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Southwestern Europe: Portugal; Spain
  • Northern America

    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida, - Louisiana, - South Carolina
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • Northwestern Pacific: Micronesia; Palau
    • South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands; French Polynesia; Pitcairn
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; Samoa; Tonga

  • Cultivated:

    . widely cult.


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