Musa itinerans Cheesman var. itinerans

Häkkinen, Markku & Väre, Henry, 2008, Typification and check-list of Musa L. names (Musaceae) with nomenclatural notes, Adansonia (3) 30 (1), pp. 63-112: 80

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5190398

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E987B8-FFC4-FFCA-FF67-FCC17A2136C1

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Carolina

scientific name

Musa itinerans Cheesman var. itinerans
status

 

103. Musa itinerans Cheesman var. itinerans  

Kew Bulletin 4: 23 (1949b). — Type : Trinidad, Cult. Imp. Coll. Trop. Agric. Trinidad, 23.VI.1949, prof. R. E. D. Baker (lecto-, K H.1171/1949!, here designated; epi-, K!, [ Myanmar] Burma, Myitkyina, Tagwin, alt. 400 ft, evergreen forests, C. E. Parkinson 1761, designated by Liu et al. [2002: 79] “ lectotype ”)   .

REMARKS

Musa itinerans   was lectotypified by Liu et al. (2002). However, as original material exists, that designation must be superseded. Cheesman(1949b: 24) explicitly wrote that M. itinerans   was described from plants in cultivation at the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture, Trinidad, B.W.I. The corresponding sheet at K consists of a leaf only. Therefore the sheet C. E. Parkinson 1761 is interpreted as an epitype to remove any potential ambiguity. According to Cheesman (1949b: 23) in his diagnosis, Parkinson 1761 (K) is doubtless the same species as the one he described. Cheesman (1949: pl. 1) presented an illustration also.

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

Zingiberales

Family

Musaceae

Genus

Musa