Musa cardiosperma Jain
Accepted name none - a fossil Zingiberale not a banana Synonyms Authorities Manchester & Kress 1993. Section Distribution Description References Manchester & Kress 1993. Comments From Manchester & Kress 1993
"Musa" cardiosperma Jain from the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary Deccan Series of India is excluded from Musaceae (although retained in Zingiberales) on the basis of fruit and seed characters, including the lack of laticifers and absence of a chalazal chamber.
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