The Cannaceae of the World

H. Drs. Maas- van de Kamer, P.J.M. Maas

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This taxonomic treatment includes all Cannaceae of the world. Emphasis is on the 10 species growing in the wild in the Neotropics. Included are chapters on the history of the taxonomy of the family and genera, and on relationships of higher level taxa. Data are provided on vegetative morphology as well as on floral morphology and floral biology. Structure of the inflorescence, the ovary and ovules, fruit and seeds, germination and seedlings are treated in detail. Finally a chapter on uses and vernacular names, a bibliography, and a list of over 200 names ever used in Canna are added
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-318
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • seed coat
  • 5 genera
  • marantaceae

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