Musa mindanensis

Musa mindanensis
F. A. W. Miquel, Fl. Ned. Ind. 3: 588 (1855).

Accepted name Musa textilis Née, Anales Ci. Nat. 4: 123 (1801) sensu J. G. Baker in Ann. Bot. 7, 211 (1893).
Authorities The accepted name is from Hotta 1989.

The World Checklist of Monocotyledons gives Musa mindanaensis Miq., Fl. Ned. Ind. 3: 588 (1859) as a synonym of Musa textilis Née, Anales Ci. Nat. 4: 123 (1801) which is listed as an accepted name.

References Champion 1967: 41, Cheesman 1949l : 271, Hotta 1989 : 74, Sagot 1887 : 329.
Comments Champion lists Musa mindanensis Rumph. (Herb. Amboin., V, 139, 1747) but there is no such combination in Herbarium Amboinense.  In his discussion of Musa silvestris (available at ) Rumphius mentions "mindanauensis" as one variety (using the term loosely, not in the botanical sense) of M. silvestris.  As noted by Cheesman, this name (mindanauensis) was taken up by Miquel as M. mindanensis.  If Miquel used the name for the fibre-bearing banana of the Philippines then it is not at all clear that Rumphius did.  However, Cheesman notes that the second "variety" of M. silvestris mentioned by Rumphius, "amboinensis", may actually be Musa textilis.

Hotta lists M. mindanensis Rumph. ex Miq. Fl. Ind. Bat. 3: 588 (8155) as a synonym of M. textilis Née.  Fl. Ind. Bat. (Flora Indiae Batavae is an alternate title for Fl. Ned. Ind. (Flora van Nederlandsch Indie).

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