Canna Family

Roger Spencer

For family description see Canna.

A family most closely related to the Zingiberaceae.

Leaf stalk without a joint at junction with blade; fertile stamens 1, sterile stamens forming showy petal-like sterile stamens; fertile stamen slightly petal-like and with 1 anther chamber; ovary warty and containing numerous ovules cf. Marantaceae.

1 genus of about 8-10 species from tropical, subtropical and warm temperate Americas.

Source: Spencer, R. (2005). Cannaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Zingiberales
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
genus        Canna L.