Canna Lily

Canna Lily

English Name: Indian Shot, Canna Lily, African Arrowroot

Scientific name: Canna indica L.

Bangla/Local name: ‘Kalabati’






Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1988)

Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Liliopsida
Order Zingiberales
Family Cannaceae
Genus Canna
Species  C. indica


Chromosome number: 2n=18

Botanical Description of Canna

Stem: It is a perennial growing to between 0.5 m and 2.5 m, depending on the variety.

Flower: hermaphrodite

Economic Importance: It is an important ornamental plants, also used as medicinal purposes.

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