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Canna pedunculata

Canna pedunculata

Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Cannaceae
Genus: Canna
Species: Canna pedunculata

Canna pedunculata Sims, 1822.


Canna buekii Weinm., Syll. Pl. Nov. 1: 119. 1824.
Canna reflexa Nees ex D.Dietr., Syn. Pl. 1: 4. 1839.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
SE. & S. Brazil to NE. Argentina

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

Sims, J. 1822. Botanical Magazine 49: t. 2323.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Canna pedunculata 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 pedunculata. Published online. Accessed: Aug. 10 2019. 2019. Canna pedunculata. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 10 Aug. 2019.

Vernacular names

Canna pedunculata is a species of the Canna genus, belonging to the family Cannaceae. Native of south-east Brazil at low altitudes. Johnson's Dictionary of 1856 reports that it first entered England in 1820, pedunculata meaning 'long-flower-stalked'.

It is a perennial growing to 2.5 m (8 ft) tall. It is hardy to zone 10 and is frost tender. In the north latitudes it is in flower from August to October, and the seeds ripen in October. The flowers are hermaphrodite.


Canna buekii Weinm.
Canna reflexa Nees ex D.Dietr.


In the last three decades of the 20th century, Canna species have been categorised by two different taxonomists, Paulus Johannes Maria Maas from the Netherlands and Nobuyuki Tanaka from Japan. The two taxonomists are in agreement that this is a separate and distinct species.
Canna pedunculata Sims

Grows to 2.5m tall, leaves are green, glaucous and relatively narrow (4–13 cm/1½-5 inches wide). The flowers are erect, yellow, relatively small (3–4 cm/1¼-1½inches long), composed of 9 coloured parts; sepals obtuse; petals reflexed; 4 staminodes, narrow (2-10mm/¼-½inch wide).

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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