Cantuta

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Cantuta
Cantutas in the garden of Koricancha (Temple of the Sun, today's Convento Santo Domingo)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Solanales
Family: Polemoniaceae
Genus: Cantua
Species: C. buxifolia
Binomial name
Cantua buxifolia
Lam.

A cantuta (Cantua buxifolia) is a type of a flower. It is most commonly found in Central and South America. The cantuta is the national flower of both Peru and Bolivia.