Family:
Musaceae Juss.

Musa L.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to W. Pacific.

[FTEA]

Musaceae, J.M.Lock. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1993

Morphology General Habit
Perennial giant herbs from a branching corm-like rhizome; each shoot dying after flowering
Morphology Leaves
Leaves very large; sheaths imbricate, forming a pseudostem up to 4 m. high; lamina oblong.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Japan, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Philippines, Queensland, Samoa, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam

Introduced into:

Alabama, Ascension, Brazil South, Burkina, Canary Is., Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Chad, Chagos Archipelago, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Ecuador, Fiji, Florida, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hawaii, Honduras, Juan Fernández Is., Kenya, Korea, Leeward Is., Line Is., Madagascar, Maldives, Marquesas, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nauru, Nicaragua, Niue, Peru, Puerto Rico, Réunion, Santa Cruz Is., Senegal, Society Is., South China Sea, Spain, Tanzania, Tokelau-Manihiki, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Turkey, Tuvalu, West Himalaya

Musa L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Myanmar 18860.000
Simmonds, N.W. [B.E.80], India 18861.000
18862.000
s.coll. [s.n.], India 22045.000
22217.000
Forster, R.H. [497], Malaysia 22669.000
22671.000
Jacobs, M. [5448], Malaysia 32008.000
Wrigley, T.C. [274], Equatorial Guinea 34675.000
Milliken, W. [1908], Brazil 62749.000
Milliken, W, [1907], Brazil 62756.000
Boyce, P.C. [1128], Thailand 62929.000
Johns, R.J. [9849], New Guinea 64278.000
Johns, R.J. [9763], Indonesia 70000.102

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1043 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • H. Stover & Simm., Bananas, ed.3 (1987)
  • K. Schum. in E.P.IV. 45: 13 (1900)
  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 466 (1754)
  • Sp.Pl.: 1043 (1753)

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