- Canna indica (syn. Canna edulis), similar to arrowroot: the canna lily, the seeds of which yield a purple dye.
- The edible rhizome of this plant.
1989, Lost Crops of the Incas, page 27:
- In much of this area achira is a market vegetable, but only in Peru and southern Ecuador is it a substantial crop.
achira f sg
- Rōmaji transcription of