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