Musa x cinerea
Musa x cinerea Hort. ex Gentil., Pl. Cult. Serres Bot. Brux. 125 (1907).
Accepted name none - an undetermined cultivated banana
Musa x paradisiaca L., Species Plantarum : 1043 (1753).
Synonyms Musa x sapientum L. Authorities The synonym is from Index Kewensis. Section Distribution Description References Index Kewensis, IPNI Comments Published as Musa cinerea 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 cinerea is Musa (AAB group) 'French' plantain, Cheesman's identification of Musa x paradisiaca L. (Cheesman 1948).
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