Musa x acutibracteata
Musa x acutibracteata M. Hotta Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 21: 4 (1964) & Journ. Jap. Exp. Bot. 42: 347 (1967).
none - an unidentified cultivated banana
Musa x paradisiaca L., Species Plantarum : 1043 (1753).
The World Checklist of Monocotyledons gives Musa x acutibracteata M.Hotta, Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 21: 4 (1964) as a synonym of Musa x paradisiaca L., Sp. Pl.: 1043 (1753) which is given as an accepted name.
Hotta 1964, Hotta 1967.
Comments Published as Musa acutibracteata the "x" is added to indicate its presumed hybridity. In this context Musa x paradisiaca is effectively the same as "an undetermined cultivated banana". This should not be read as implying that Musa acutaebracteata is Musa (AAB group) 'French' plantain, Cheesman's identification of Musa x paradisiaca L. (Cheesman 1948).
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