Musa flava

Musa flava H. N. Ridley, Trans. Linn. Soc. Ser. 2. 3: 385 (1893).

Accepted name Musa acuminata subsp. malaccensis (H. N. Ridley) N. W. Simmonds Kew Bulletin 11 (3): 466 (1956).
Authorities Simmonds 1956.

The World Checklist of Monocotyledons lists Musa flava Ridl., Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 3: 385 (1893) as a synonym of Musa acuminata subsp. malaccensis (Ridl.) N.W.Simmonds, Kew Bull. 11: 466 (1956 publ. 1957) which is given as an accepted name.

Description Nearly allied to M. malaccensis [Ridl.] but the broad, thick, blunt, bright yellow bracts give it a totally different appearance, the spike being quite blunt at the top.

(Fawcett 1913).

References Fawcett 1913 : 268, Holltum 1944-46 : 14, Simmonds 1956 : 466.
Comments According to Simmonds M. flava is merely a yellow-bracted mutant of M. acuminata subsp. malaccensis.

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