Musa ensete J.F.Gmel. var. ensete

Väre, Henry & Häkkinen, Markku, 2011, Typification and check-list of Ensete Horan. names (Musaceae) with nomenclatural notes, Adansonia (3) 33 (2), pp. 191-200: 192

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5252/a2011n2a3

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039C3B11-3131-EA50-FBAD-AFFEFBDEF904

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scientific name

Musa ensete J.F.Gmel. var. ensete
status

 

1. Musa ensete J.F.Gmel. var. ensete  

Systema Naturae 13, 2: 567 (1791). — Type: Bruce (1790), Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile in Egypt, Arabia, Abyssinia, and Nubia 6: pl. 21, figs 1 and 2 (lecto-, designated by Baker & Simmonds [1954: 406], “ type ”). Ensete edule Horan.   , Prodromus Monographiae   Scitamine-

arum: 40 (1862).

REMARKS

This name is synonymous with Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman. First   E. edule   was considered as a valid name ( Baker & Simmonds 1954) for this taxon, but later it was corrected. Ensete ventricosum   is an older name, and has thus priority ( Simmonds 1954). Also later Simmonds (1960) treated E. ventricosum   as species, without pointing out the synonymic status of E. edule   . Cheesman (1948: 100) considered both E. edule   and E. ventricosum   as different species. Currently, they are treated conspecific, but it is obvious that further studies are required to clarify their relationship.

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

Zingiberales

Family

Musaceae

Genus

Musa