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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa to Tropical & Subtropical Asia.
Ensete ventricosum (Ethiopian banana)

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial giant herbs from an unbranched corm-like base
Note
Whole plant dying after flowering
Morphology Leaves
Leaves very large; sheaths imbricate, forming a pseudostem.

Native to:

Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, China South-Central, Congo, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Guinea, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Gulf of Guinea Is., Juan Fernández Is.

Ensete Bruce ex Horan. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Prodr. Monogr. Scitam.: 40 (1862)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Baker & Simmonds in Kew Bull. 8: 405 (1953).
  • Cheesman in Kew Bull. 2: 97 (1947)
  • Prod. Monogr. Scit. 40, t .4 (1862)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Cheesman in KB. 2: 97-106 (1948)
  • Prodr. Scitam.: 40 (1862)
  • R.E. Baker & Simm. in KB. 8: 405-416, 574 (1953)
  • Simm. in KB. 14: 198-212 (1960)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0