Ensete ulugurense (O. Warburg & O. Moritzex O. Warburg, Tropenflanzer 8: 102 (1901)) E. E. Cheesman, Kew Bulletin 2 (2): 103 (1947).
Accepted name Ensete ventricosum (F. M. J. Welwitsch) E. E. Cheesman, Kew Bulletin 2 (2): 101 (1947) and R. E. D. Baker & N. W. Simmonds, Kew Bulletin 8 (3): 405 (1953) with correction in Kew Bulletin 8 (4): 574 (1953). Synonyms Musa ulugurensis O. Warburg & O. Moritz ex O. Warburg, Tropenflanzer 8: 102 (1901). Authorities The source for the accepted name is Baker & Simmonds 1953 as corrected (see below).
The synonym is from Cheesman 1947a.
The World Checklist of Monocotyledons gives Ensete ulugurense (Warb. & Moritz) Cheesman, Kew Bull. 2: 103 (1947 publ. 1948) (synonym Musa ulugurensis Warb. & Moritz, Tropenpflanzer 8: 116 (1904)) as a synonym of Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman, Kew Bull. 2: 101 (1947 publ. 1948) which is given as the accepted name.
Distribution Tanzania (Uluguru). Description See Ensete ventricosum for a description of this polymorphic species.
See Musa ulugurensis for a description of the type.
References Baker & Simmonds 1956: 406, Champion 1967: 43, Cheesman 1947a: 103, Fawcett 1913: 274 - 275, Lebrun & Stork 1995: 34, Lock 1993: 5, Mobot Tropicos, Moritz 1903: 550 - 551, Stuhlmann 1909: 60, Warburg 1904: 116 - 119. Comments Cheesman created Ensete ulugurense as a new combination (number 17 out of 25) in a brief note in his 1947 paper reviving the genus Ensete. Cheesman revived one and created 24 new Ensete species in that paper but acknowledged that field study might reveal synonymy. Baker and Simmonds' 1953 review of the genus Ensete in Africa radically reduced the number of species either reducing or rejecting most of Cheesman's African Ensete. Baker and Simmonds' original paper reduced Ensete ulugurense to a synonym of Ensete edule. However, when it was noticed that, via Musa ventricosa, Ensete ventricosum took priority over Ensete edule by three years a substantial correction appeared in the following issue of Kew Bulletin that reduced Ensete ulugurense to a synonym of Ensete ventricosum (please refer to R. E. D. Baker & N. W. Simmonds, Kew Bulletin 8 (4): 574 (1953)).
Type: probably Berlin (+).
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