1. Family: Musaceae Juss.
    1. Musa L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Pemba), Tropical & Subtropical Asia to W. Pacific.

    [FTEA]

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

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

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    Distribution

    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, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam

    Introduced into:

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

    Musa L. appears in other Kew resources:

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

    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)

    Sources

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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.

    Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China
    The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. 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 2018. 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

    Neotropikey
    Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0