Musa x nigra

x nigra G. (G. G.) S. Perrottet, Mem. Soc. Linn. Paris 3 : 131 (1825).

Accepted name none - an undetermined cultivated banana


Musa x paradisiaca L., Species Plantarum : 1043 (1753).


The World Checklist of Monocotyledons lists Musa × nigra Perr., Mém. Soc. Linn. Paris 3: 131 (1825) as a synonym of Musa × paradisiaca L., Sp. Pl.: 1043 (1753) which is listed as an accepted name.

Distribution Philippines.
References De Wildeman 1912 : , IPNI
Comments Published as Musa nigra the "x" is added to indicate its presumed hybridity.  In this context Musa x paradisiaca is effectively the same as "an undetermined cultivated banana".  This should not be read as implying that Musa x nigra is Musa (AAB group) 'French' plantain, Cheesman's identification of Musa x paradisiaca L. (Cheesman 1948).

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