Canna-Leaf Peace Lily
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Canna-Leaf Peace Lily
P Introduced Photo: Preetha P.S.
Common name: Canna-Leaf Peace Lily
Botanical name: Spathiphyllum cannifolium    Family: Araceae (Arum family)
Synonyms: Dracunculus cannifolius, Anthurium dechardii, Pothos cannifolius

Canna-Leaf Peace Lily is an evergreen clump-forming, herb, growing up to 50 cm tall and about 60-90 cm wide. Leaves are large and glossy, elliptic, dark green with sunken leaf vein, quite resembling the leaves of Canna. Flowers are borne in slender spadix, ivory in colour. The spadix is accompanied by a spathe which is large, pale yellow to ivory colour, folding backwards, exposing the spadix. Canna-Leaf Peace Lily is native to S. Tropical America, cultivated worldwide as a houseplant.

Identification credit: Preetha P.S. Photographed in cultivation in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

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