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Canna indica  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 42413

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Canna coccinea Mill.
    Canna edulis Ker Gawl.
    Canna lambertii Lindl.
    Canna lutea Mill.
  Common Name(s): purple arrowroot [English]
    edible canna [English]
    ali'iope [Hawaiian]
    li'iope [Hawaiian]
    poloka [Hawaiian]
    Indian shot [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                      SuperorderLilianae  – monocots, monocotyledons, monocotylédones  
                               GenusCanna L. – canna  
                                  SpeciesCanna indica L. – purple arrowroot, edible canna, ali'iope, li'iope, poloka, Indian shot  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Cannaceae of North America Update, database (version 2010)  
  Acquired: 2010   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Canna indica   
  Source: Flora of the Hawaiian Islands, 2023, database (version 2023-)  
  Acquired: 2023   
  Notes: Wagner, W. L. and N. R. Khan. 2023-. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands website. http:// [date accessed: February 24, 2023]   
  Reference for: Canna indica, ali'iope [Hawaiian], li'iope [Hawaiian], poloka [Hawaiian]   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Canna indica   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Canna indica   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Canna indica   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Maas-van de Kamer, H., and P. J. M. Maas  
  Publication Date: 2008   
  Article/Chapter Title: The Cannaceae of the World   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Blumea, vol. 53, no. 2   
  Page(s): 247-318   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0006-5196   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Canna indica   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: South America  
    Middle America  
    North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Introduced  
    Caribbean Territories, Introduced  
    Hawaii, Introduced  






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