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This species is accepted, and its native range is Assam (Nagaland) to China (W. Yunnan).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Assam, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Thailand

Musa nagensium Prain appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Maush, A. [s.n.], India K000906575
Kimura, A. [s.n.], China 65206.000
Parkinson, C.E. [1759], Myanmar K000782742
s.coll. [s.n.], India K000906574

First published in J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 73: 21 (1904)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Joe, A., Sreejith, P.E., Ashfak, O.A. & Sabu, M. (2014). Regarding the identity, rediscovery and taxonomic history of Musa nagensium (Musaceae) from India Rheedea 24: 5-11.
  • 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Gogoi, R. (2013). Musa nagensium var. hongii Häkkinen - a new addition to the flora of India Taiwania 58: 49-52.
  • Joe, A., Sreejith, P.E., Ashfak, O.A. & Sabu, M. (2014). Regarding the identity, rediscovery and taxonomic history of Musa nagensium (Musaceae) from India Rheedea 24: 5-11.
  • 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.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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