Cannaceae is a family with a single genus Canna that contains 10 species distributed mostly in subtropical and tropical America. One species, Canna indica, is naturalized in tropical Africa and Asia. The leaves are medium to large and more of less petiolate and contain silica crystals. Underground structures are in the form of rhizomes, which can become rather large in some species. Flowers are conspicuous to attract insect pollinators. Chromosome count is x = 9. The plant, Canna 'generalis', is one of the most commonly grown tropical ornamental plants.

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