Musa abaca G. (G. G.) S. Perrottet, Mem. Soc. Linn. Par. 3: 130 (1825).
Accepted name none - species ignota. Synonyms Authorities The authority for the name being rejected as species ignota is Cheesman 1949l.
The World Checklist of Monocotyledons lists Musa abaca Perr., Mém. Soc. Linn. Paris 3: 130 (1825) as a synonym of Musa textilis Née, Anales Ci. Nat. 4: 123 (1801) which is given as the accepted name.
Section Distribution Philippines Description References Champion 1967 : 38, Cheesman 1949l : 271, Hotta 1989 : 74. Comments In some older literature the name Musa abaca is used instead of M. textilis.
Musa abaca is sometimes given as a synonym of Musa textilis L. Née but it was too poorly described by Samuel Perrottet for a positive identification to be made. According to Cheesman it was "most probably either M. textilis, M. balbisiana or a hybrid [between the two] and whichever it was the binomial can have no nomenclatural significance".
Abaca is a trivial name for Musa textilis but hybrids of M. textilis and M. balbisiana also exist in the Philippines.
See Musa textilis.
last updated 20/10/2008