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(family Cannaceae)

A genus of rhizomatous (see rhizome) herbs which are cultivated for their showy inflorescences. C. edulis of the Andes is cultivated for its edible rhizomes (Queensland arrowroot or achira). There are 25 species, occurring in tropical and subtropical America.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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