Musa banksii var. samoensis
Musa banksii (F. J. H. von Mueller) var. samoensis E. E. Cheesman, Kew Bulletin 3 (2): 154 - 157 (1948).
Accepted name Musa banksii F. J. H. von Mueller, Fragmenta phytographicę, 4: 132 (1863 - 4).
Musa acuminata L. A. Colla subsp. banksii (F. J. H. von Mueller) N. W. Simmonds, Kew Bulletin 11 (3): 463 (1956).
Synonyms Authorities There is debate as to the status of this taxon see Musa banksii). The authority for M. banksii as the accepted name is Argent 1976, Simmonds & Weatherup 1990 and WCM. The authority for Musa acuminata subsp. banksii as the accepted name is Shepherd 1990.
The synonym is from Simmonds 1956.
The World Checklist of Monocotyledons gives Musa banksii var. samoensis Cheeseman, Kew Bull. 3: 157 (1948) as a synonym of Musa banksii F.Muell., Fragm. 4: 132 (1864) which is given as the accepted name.
Section Eumusa (Musa) 1 Distribution Description References APNI, Champion 1967 : 39, Cheesman 1948d, Simmonds 1956 : 465, WCM. Comments Argent does not specifically mention var. samoensis in his discussion of Musa banksii on page 87 et seq.
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