Musa lanceolata

Musa lanceolata
O. Warburg ex K. M. Schumann, In: A. Engler et al (eds.) Das Pflanzenreich. Engelmann, Leipzig, 1900 - . 4, 45 : 19. (1912).

Accepted name none - an undetermined banana, type most probably destroyed.

The World Checklist of Monocotyledons lists Musa lanceolata Warb. ex K.Schum. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 45: 19 (1900) as an accepted name.

Distribution Celebes.
Description Folia non exstantia; perigoni 3.5 cm longilobi exteriores corniculati verruculoso-cuspidati; tepalum liberum lanceolatum 2.3 cm longum apice obtusum ved trruncatum et mucronatum; bractae ovatae subrotundatae.
Noordcelebes: Minhassa, bei Bojong (Warburg n. 16173). [most probably destroyed in Berlin Herbarium in WWII].

(from Schumann 1912)

Perianth nearly 1 in. long, exterior lobes horned; free petal nearly 1 in. long, apex obtuse or truncate or mucronulate. Bracts ovate-roundish.

(from Fawcett 1913).

References Fawcett 1913 : 268, Index Kewensis, Schumann 1912
Comments Referable to M. sapientum according to Index Kewensis.

If the type has, as I think, been destroyed then it will not be possible to reassess this taxon.

home     next

last updated 01/05/2008