Definition of Genus canna
1. Noun. Type and sole genus of the Cannaceae: perennial lily-like herbs of New World tropics.
Group relationships: Cannaceae, Family Cannaceae
Member holonyms: Canna
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Canna
Literary usage of Genus canna
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Hand-book to the Order Lepidoptera by William Forsell Kirby (1897)
"genus canna. Canna, Walker, List Lepid. Ins. Brit. Mus. xxxiii. p. 790 (1865). The antennae are simple, and the palpi are stout, pilose, and ascending, ..."
2. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1894)
"The following is a rough sketch of the chronological history of the genus. Canna indica was introduced into England by Gerard in 1596; Canna glauca was ..."
3. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1896)
"... the genus Canna departs sufficiently from these characters to be made the type genus of a distinct family.—SCS THE Proe. Philad. Acad., 1895, Part III, ..."
4. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"Ï. genus canna CANNA (said to be Celtic, canna, a cane). A genus of about thirty species of perennial herbs with large ornamental foliage, and panicles of ..."
5. A Glossary of Botanic Terms, with Their Derivation and Accent by Benjamin Daydon Jackson (1905)
"... relating to the genus Canna or its allies. Can'opy, a characteristic membrane within the testa surrounding the free part of the nucellus in ..."
6. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1900)
"Contains a single genus, Canna, with about 30 species and innumerable garden varieties. The flowers in Canna are very asymmetrical; there is a single ..."
7. Pittonia by Edward Lee Greene (1905)
"... aquatic herb of similarly three-parted opposite leaves, namely Eupatorium cannabinum, or the genus Canna- bina as it was called by some. ..."