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Canna indica Linné, 1753

(botanical nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Canna indica Linné, 1753: 1.
Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
Canna edulis Ker-Gawl.
Canna compacta Rosc.
Canna limbata Rosc.
Canna lutea Mill.
Canna achiras
Canna esculenta

Edible Canna, Queensland Arrowroot
Basilier comestible
Indisches Blumenrohr, Essbare Canna, Achira, Kapacho, Australische Pfeilwurz

Distribution:

The species is distributed from Mexico to central South America. It has been cultivated, however, throughout the tropical and subtropical zones of the earth.

Biology:

     
cultivated specimens      
Picture from: wikimedia commons: Lettkow (CC-BY-SA-3.0)
Detailed view
     

Importance for humans:

The rhizome is edible.

Worth knowing:

Sources:

Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species plantarum, exhibentes plantas rite cognitas, ad genera relatas, cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus, synonymis selectis, locis natalibus, secundum systema sexuale digestas vol. I. L. Salvius, Stockholm: 1-560.

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2020.04.27
Kurz Michael: 2020.05.19
not reviewed

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