Musa religiosa J.Dyb.

Väre, Henry & Häkkinen, Markku, 2011, Typification and check-list of Ensete Horan. names (Musaceae) with nomenclatural notes, Adansonia (3) 33 (2), pp. 191-200: 198

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5252/a2011n2a3

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039C3B11-3137-EA56-F9AE-A880FDAEF904

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Musa religiosa J.Dyb.
status

 

29. Musa religiosa J.Dyb.  

Revue horticole 72: 262 (1900). — Ensete religiosum (J.Dyb.) Cheesman, Kew   Bulletin 2: 103 (1948). — Type: Democratic Republic of Congo, Jardin colonial (lecto-, BR000000880660, here designated)   .

REMARKS

Jean Dybowski collected seeds in French Congo, and communicated these to De Wildemann to Herb. Brux. ( Baker & Simmonds 1954). This banana was described by fairly few characteristics: the seeded fruits are inedible, leaves are more ridged and acuminate when compared with Musa ensete   , and the plant is colourless when compared with M. livingstoniana   . The unique feature is its bulbous base. The seeds show that this is a synonym of E. gilletii ( Baker & Simmonds 1954)   .

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

Zingiberales

Family

Musaceae

Genus

Musa