Musa basjoo Siebold & Zucc. ex Iinuma

First published in Somoku-Dzusetsu, ed. 2: 3, t. 1 (1874)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is S. China. It is a herbaceous tree and grows primarily in the subtropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

China South-Central, China Southeast

Introduced into:

Japan, Korea

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Albano, P.-O. (2003). La Conaissance des Plantes Exotiques: 1-324. Édisud, Aix-en-Provence.
  • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
  • Constantine, D. (2008). The origin of Musa basjoo. It's not Japanese and it's not used for fibre. The Plantsman, n.s., 7: 156-161.
  • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, D.E. & Ohba, H. (2016). Flora of Japan IVb: 1-335. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.
  • Liu, A.Z., Li, D.Z. & Li, X.W. (2002). Taxonomic notes on wild bananas (Musa) from China. Botanical Bulletin of Academia Sinica 43: 77-81.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Constantine, D. (2008). The origin of Musa basjoo. It's not Japanese and it's not used for fibre. The Plantsman, n.s., 7: 156-161.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
36192.000 No

Sources

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

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