Musa sect. Musa

Chen, Wenna, Häkkinen, Markku & Ge, Xue-Jun, 2014, Musa ruiliensis (Musaceae, Section Musa), a new species from Yunnan, China, Phytotaxa 172 (2), pp. 109-116 : 110

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.11646/phytotaxa.172.2.6

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D0DD67-4722-F549-FF23-FF18FA0DFE59

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Musa sect. Musa
status

 

Key to some closely related species Musa sect. Musa (former sect. Rhodochlamys ) from China

1a Mature pseudostem over 1.5 m high, fruit bunch compact, to 8 hands, fruit 3–4 cm in diameter ....................................................2

1b Mature pseudostem less than 1.5 m high, fruit bunch lax, less than 8 hands, fruit less than 2 cm in diameter .................................3

2a Mature pseudostem 1.8–2.5 m high, leaf habit erect, buds pink-red abaxially and pale-yellow adaxially, 4 fruits per hand on ........ average, ca. 30 seeds per fruit ......................................................................................................................................... M. ruiliensis

2b Mature pseudostem to 1.7 m high, leaf habit intermediate, buds lilac abaxially and adaxially, 7 fruits per hand on average, 60–80 seeds per fruit ...................................................................................................................................................................... M. chunii

3a Buds ruby-red, fruit bunch with 5–7 hands and 2–3 fruits per hands on average, fruit pronounced ridged, 30–40 seeds per fruit, seed brownish, smooth, rounded, ca. 4 mm in diameter .................................................................................................... M. rubinea

3b Buds purple, fruit bunch with about 3 hands and about 4 fruits per hands on average, fruits slightly ridged, 20–30 seeds per fruit, seed black, tuberculate, irregularly angulated-depressed, ca. 6 mm in diameter .................................................................. M. zaifui