Musa x bacoba
Musa x bacoba C. F. Rottboĝll (Rottboell), Act. Lit. Univ. Hafn. 1: 302 (1778).
Accepted name none - an undetermined cultivated fruiting banana (probably)
Musa x paradisiaca L., Species Plantarum : 1043 (1753).
The World Checklist of Monocotyledons lists Musa bacoba Rottb., Acta Lit. Univ. Hafn. 1: 302 (1778) as an unplaced name.
Section Distribution Guiana Description References Index Kewensis, Schumann 1900 : 28 Comments Published as Musa bacoba 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 x bacoba is Musa (AAB group) 'French' plantain, Cheesman's identification of Musa x paradisiaca L. (Cheesman 1948).
If it was found in Guiana it was presumably a cultivated banana. The name may derive from "pacoba" or "bacova" an ancient name for the banana (see Rumphius for example).
last updated 30/04/2008