Musa arnoldiana E. A. J. De Wildeman, Bull. Soc. Etud. Colon. Brux. 8: 339 (1901).
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 - 416 (1953) with correction in Kew Bulletin 8 (4): 574 (1953). Synonyms Ensete arnoldianum (E. A. J. De Wildeman) E. E. Cheesman, Kew Bulletin 2 (2): 103 (1947). Authorities The accepted name is from Baker & Simmonds 1953 as corrected (see below).
The synonym is from Cheesman 1947.
The World Checklist of Monocotyledons gives Musa arnoldiana De Wild., Bull. Soc. Étude Colon. Bruxelles 8: 339 (1901) as a synonym of Ensete arnoldianum (De Wild.) Cheesman, Kew Bull. 2: 103 (1947 publ. 1948) and Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman, Kew Bull. 2: 101 (1947 publ. 1948) which is listed as an accepted name.
Section Distribution Congo Description References Argent 1984, Baker & Simmonds 1953 : 406, Champion 1967 : 38, Cheesman 1947a : 103, GRIN, Huxley 1992, De Wildeman 1901 : 339, WCM. Comments This was one of a number of African Musa transferred to Ensete by Cheesman in his 1947 paper reviving the genus Ensete. It was later reduced to a synonym of Ensete ventricosum by Baker & Simmonds 1953 as corrected (please refer to R. E. D. Baker & N. W. Simmonds, Kew Bulletin 8 (4): 574 (1953)). It is now recognised that there are no wild Musa native to Africa, only Ensete.
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