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AuthorsH. Maas-van de Kamer, P.J.M. Maas
TitleThe Cannaceae of the world
JournalBlumea - Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants
Volume53
Year2008
Issue2
Pages247-318
ISSN0006-5196
KeywordCannaceae;anatomy;floral biology;history;uses;taxonomy worldwide;vernacular
names
AbstractThis 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.
Document typearticle
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