Musa x chapara
Musa x chapara G. S. (G. G.) Perrottet, Mem. Soc. Linn. Paris 3: 131 (1825).
Accepted name none - an undetermined cultivated banana
Musa x paradisiaca L., Species Plantarum : 1043 (1753).
Synonyms Musa x sapietum L. Authorities The synonym is from Schumann 1912 & Index Kewensis.
The World Checklist of Monocotyledons lists Musa x chapara Perr., Mém. Soc. Linn. Paris 3: 131 (1825) as a synonym of Musa x paradisiaca L., Sp. Pl.: 1043 (1753) which is given as an accepted name.
Section Distribution Description References Champion 1967 : 39, Index Kewensis, Schumann 1912, WCM. Comments Published as Musa chapara 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 chapara is Musa (AAB group) 'French' plantain, Cheesman's identification of Musa x paradisiaca L. (Cheesman 1948).
Perrottet's description suggested M. x sapientum or M. x paradisiaca subsp. sapientum (Schumann) to Champion.
last updated 30/04/2008