Musa celebica

Musa celebica
O. Warburg ex K. M. Schumann, In: A. Engler et al (eds.) Das Pflanzenreich. IV, 45: 22 (1912).

Accepted name not determined, a wild banana?

The World Checklist of Monocotyledons lists Musa celebica Warb. ex K.Schum. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 45: 22 (1900) as an accepted name.

Distribution Celebes (Sulawesi), Indonesia.
Description In Engler's Das Pflanzenreich, Schumann comments on two collections of Warburg from Celebes as follows:

28. M. tomentosa Warb. n. sp. (1900) Folia non exstantia; rachis inflorescentiae griseo-ferruginea tomentosa; perigonium 4 cm longum; tepalum liberum late ovautum 2 cm longum cuspidato-acuminatum; bacca 12 cm longum subangulata rostrata basi crasse pedicllata.
Noordcelebes: Minhassa, bei Bojong (Warburg n. 15741).
29. M. celebica Warb. n. sp. (1900) Bacca haud rostrata a praecedente differt.
Noordcelebes: Bojong (Warburg n. 15742).

Fawcett's description from Schumann's text is as follows:

17. M. tomentosa Warb ex K. Schum. Stalk of the inflorescence covered with greyish-brown minute velvety hairs. Perianth 1 in. long; free tepal in. long, broadly ovate, cuspidate-acuminate. Fruit about 5 in. long, beaked, somewhat angled, with a short thick stalk. Celebes.
18. M. celebica Warb ex K. Schum. Like the preceding, but fruit not beaked.

Warburg's specimens were presumably destroyed in the Berlin herbarium during WWII.

References Champion 1967 : 39, Fawcett 1913 : 268, Index Kewensis, Nakai 1948 : 14, Pollefys et al 2004, Schumann 1912.
Comments Listed as incertae sedis by Pollefys et al 2004.

According to Nakai it is the same as and should be reduced to M. tomentosa.

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