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Canna jaegeriana

Canna jaegeriana (Photo: Forest & Kim Starr)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Zingiberales

Familia: Cannaceae
Genus: Canna
Species: Canna jaegeriana

Canna jaegeriana Urb., 1917, nom. cons.


Canna domingensis Urb., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 15: 102. 1917.
Canna leucocarpa Bouché, Linnaea 18: 493. 1845.
Canna pertusa Urb., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 15: 101. 1917.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
Bolivia; Colombia; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Haiti; Peru; Puerto Rico; Venezuela

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Urban, I. 1917. Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 15: 102. (nom. cons.)


Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Canna jaegeriana in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Aug. 10. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Canna jaegeriana. Published online. Accessed: Aug. 10 2019. 2019. Canna jaegeriana. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 10 Aug. 2019.

Vernacular names
English: Caribbean canna

Canna jaegeriana is a species of herb in the family Cannaceae.


Generally curved, orange, small (4–7.5 cm long) flowers with free part of staminodes erect, floral bracts mostly caducous, and upper side of leaves often dark brown to black in herbarium material, lower side more or less lanuginose. In addition, the seeds are ellipsoid and relatively small (4–7 × 2–4.5 mm).

It occurs in the Greater Antilles (Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico) and tropical South America, north and west of the Amazon Basin (Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia).
Seen in Kerala.

Cooke, Ian, 2001. The Gardener's Guide to Growing cannas, Timber Press. ISBN 0-88192-513-6
Johnson's Gardeners Dictionary, 1856
Tanaka, N. 2001. Taxonomic revision of the family Cannaceae in the New World and Asia. Makinoa ser. 2, 1:34–43.

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