Musa itinerans var. annamica
Musa itinerans var. annamica (R. V. Valmayor, L. D. Danh & M. Häkkinen) M. Häkkinen, Novon 18(1): 51 (2008).
Accepted name Musa itinerans var. annamica (R. V. Valmayor, L. D. Danh & M. Häkkinen) M. Häkkinen, Novon 18(1): 51 (2008). Synonyms Musa itinerans subsp. annamica R. V. Valmayor, L. D. Danh & M. Häkkinen, Philipp. Agric. Sci. 88 (2): 241 (2005). Authorities Häkkinen et al 2008.
The World Checklist of Monocotyledons lists Musa itinerans var. annamica (R.V.Valmayor, L.D.Danh & Häkkinen) Häkkinen, Novon 18: 51 (2008) as an accepted name.
Section Eumusa (Musa) 1 Distribution Vietnam. Description "The morphology of Musa itinerans ssp. annamica is very similar to that of the common M. itinerans but can easily be distinguished by its unique method of bract opening. The bracts twist and curl sideways as they roll open, instead of curling and rolling upward as is commonly observed in the other species of Musa.  The fruits of the subspecies annamica are elongated and slightly narrowing toward both ends while those of [subsp.] itinerans are short and obovoid, widest near the apex and narrowing gradually toward the pedicel. Ripe fruits of the former species turn brown with cracked peeling while those of the latter turn yellow with their pericarp remaining smooth".
(from abstract of Valmayor et al 2005). [drc]
References Valmayor et al 2005, Häkkinen et al 2008 Comments
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