1. Family: Musaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Musa L.
      1. Musa basjoo Siebold & Zucc. ex Iinuma

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. China.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central, China Southeast

    Introduced into:

    Japan, Korea

    Musa basjoo Siebold & Zucc. ex Iinuma appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    36192.000

    First published in Somoku-Dzusetsu, ed. 2: 3, t. 1 (1910)

    Accepted by

    • Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, D.E. & Ohba, H. (2016). Flora of Japan IVb: 1-335. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.
    • 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.
    • Albano, P.-O. (2003). La Conaissance des Plantes Exotiques: 1-324. Édisud, Aix-en-Provence.
    • 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
    • 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.

    Sources

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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

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