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Canna indica (Indian shot)

Synonyms: Canna achiras; Canna altensteinii; Canna amabilis; Canna ascendens; Canna atronigricans; Canna aurantiaca; Canna aurantiaca splendida; Canna aureovittata; Canna barbadica; Canna bidentata; Canna bifida; Canna brasiliensis; Canna caledonis-peltata; Canna carnea; Canna cearensis; Canna chinensis; Canna cinnabarina; Canna coccinea; Canna coccinea f. flaviflora; Canna coccinea var. bicolor; Canna coccinea var. concolor; Canna coccinea var. floribunda; Canna coccinea var. limbata; Canna commutata; Canna compacta; Canna concinna; Canna crocea; Canna densifolia; Canna denudata var. grandis; Canna discolor; Canna discolor var. rubripunctata; Canna discolor var. viridifolia; Canna edulis; Canna ehrenbergii; Canna elegans; Canna ellipticifolia; Canna ellipticifolia var. coccinea; Canna ellipticifolia var. lutea; Canna ellipticifolia var. patens; Canna ellipticifolia var. rubra; Canna esculenta; Canna exigua; Canna eximia; Canna expansa; Canna flavescens; Canna floribunda; Canna formosa; Canna fuchsina; Canna fulgida; Canna gaboniensis; Canna heliconiifolia; Canna heliconiifolia var. xalapensis; Canna houlletii; Canna humilis; Canna indica f. rubroaurantiaca; Canna indica subsp. orientalis; Canna indica var. coccinea; Canna indica var. edwardsii; Canna indica var. flava; Canna indica var. karsteniana; Canna indica var. limbata; Canna indica var. lutea; Canna indica var. maculata; Canna indica var. nepalensis; Canna indica var. orientalis; Canna indica var. patens; Canna indica var. rubra; Canna indica var. sanctae-rosae; Canna indica var. saturaterubra; Canna indica var. speciosa; Canna indica var. variegata; Canna indica var. warszewiczii; Canna juncea; Canna laeta; Canna lagunensis; Canna lambertii; Canna lanuginosa; Canna lavallei; Canna leptochila; Canna liervalii; Canna limbata; Canna limbata var. hybrida; Canna lutea var. aurantiaca; Canna lutea var. genuina; Canna lutea var. maculata; Canna lutea var. pallida; Canna macrophylla; Canna maculata; Canna maxima; Canna montana; Canna moritziana; Canna musifolia; Canna musifolia sanguinea; Canna musifolia-edulis; Canna musifolia-hybrida; Canna nepalensis; Canna occidentalis; Canna orientalis var. flava; Canna orientalis var. flavescens; Canna pallida; Canna pallida var. maculata; Canna patens; Canna patens var. limbata; Canna pentaphylla; Canna peruviana; Canna peruviana-purpurea; Canna peruviana-robusta; Canna peruviana-spectabilis; Canna platyphylla; Canna plurituberosa; Canna poeppigii; Canna polyclada; Canna polymorpha; Canna porteana; Canna portoricensis; Canna pruinosa; Canna purpurea-spectabilis; Canna recurvata; Canna robusta; Canna roscoeana; Canna rotundifolia; Canna rubra; Canna rubricaulis; Canna sanctae-rosae; Canna saturate-rubra; Canna schubertii; Canna seleriana; Canna sellowii; Canna spectabilis; Canna sulphurea; Canna surinamensis; Canna tenuiflora; Canna texensis; Canna textoria; Canna thyrsiflora; Canna tinei; Canna van-houttei; Canna variabilis; Canna variegatifolia; Canna ventricosa; Canna warszewiczii; Canna warszewiczii var. flameus; Canna xalapensis; Canna zebrina; Canna zebrina nana; Cannacorus indicus; Cannacorus ovatus; Distemon brasiliensis; Distemon grandis; Xyphostylis lutea

Wikipedia Abstract

C. elegans is a species abbreviation, most commonly used for the model nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. It may also refer to:
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Invasive Species

Canna indica is a native of tropical America and is a very popular ornamental plant throughout the tropical world. This plant has become an invasive in Pitcairn and in New Zealand, where it grows in thickets, crowding out other plants. It is spread by rhizomes making it difficult to remove.
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Height [2]  9.8 feet (3 m)
Width [2]  39 inches (1 m)
Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [2]  Hermaphrodite
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Structure [3]  Herb
Usage [2]  The starch from the roots is sometimes used as a laundry starch or for sizing;
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve VI 921676 Ecuador  
El Rey National Park II 110298 Salta, Argentina
Guanacaste National Park II 85819 Costa Rica  
Mburucuyá National Park II   Corrientes, Argentina  
Norfolk Island National Park II 1723 Australian external territories, Australia  
Pico Mogote Ecological Reserve II 3698 Cuba  
Río Pilcomayo National Park II 123699 Formosa, Argentina
Rincón de la Vieja National Park II 35068 Costa Rica  


Amsacta lactinea[4]
Antichloris eriphia[4]
Aonidiella aurantii (California red scale)[5]
Aonidiella orientalis (Oriental Scale)[5]
Aspidiotus destructor (coconut scale)[5]
Caligo beltrao[4]
Calpodes ethlius (larger canna leafroller)[4]
Chrysodeixis chalcites (Tomato Looper)[4]
Chrysodeixis eriosoma (green garden looper)[4]
Coccus capparidis (capparis soft scale)[5]
Cyclosemia herennius[4]
Cynea irma[6]
Diaspidiotus perniciosus (California scale)[5]
Dysmicoccus brevipes (pineapple mealybug)[5]
Dysmicoccus nesophilus[5]
Ferrisia malvastra (grey mealybug)[5]
Ferrisia virgata (grey mealybug)[5]
Geococcus coffeae (coffee root mealybug)[5]
Opsiphanes tamarindi (Butterfly)[6]
Orgyia araea[4]
Pinnaspis strachani (lesser snow scale)[5]
Protopulvinaria pyriformis (pyriform scale)[5]
Pulvinaria psidii (green shield scale)[5]
Quinta cannae[4]
Rastrococcus invadens (Mango mealybug)[5]
Rhinthon cubana[4]
Xeniades orchamus[4]


Mexico to C. America, Caribbean, widely cultivated; Trop. & Subtrop. America, widely cultivated elsewere;



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
6Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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