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Common name

English: Indian shot

German: Eßbares Blumenrohr, Indisches Blumenrohr

Mandarin: 美人蕉 (mei ren jiao)

Portuguese: Cana-daÍndia

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2597)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2496)

    Class: Liliopsida (387)

      Order: Zingiberales (25)

        Family: Cannaceae (2)(family description)

          Genus: Canna (2)

            Epithet: indica L. (12)

Synonyms: Canna achiras Gillies ex D.Don, Canna cinnabarina Bouché, Canna coccinea P. Mill., Canna edulis Ker-Gawl.

coccinea => scarlet

edulis => edible

indica => from or referring in some way to India

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: red, orange, yellow

External links

Check for Canna indica at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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