Musa maculata

Musa maculata N. J. von Jacquin Pl. Rar. Hort. Schoenbr. 4: 23 & t. 446 (1804).

Accepted name ? Musa (AA group)

The World Checklist of Monocotyledons lists Musa maculata Jacq., Pl. Hort. Schoenbr. 4: 23 (1804) as an unplaced name.

Distribution Réunion & Mauritius.
References Champion 1967: 41, Horaninow 1862, Reynolds 1927.
Comments Reynolds says that the fruit is of little value, and gives it the name 'figue mignonne'. Although Mauritius was an important stopping off place for Musa collected in the Far East it has no native species. The same applies to Réunion.

Jacquin's text on Musa maculata is at at   


There is one external image of  Jacquin's Musa maculata at    

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