Musa pallida

Musa pallida T. Nakai, Bull. Tokyo Sci. Mus., No. 22. II: 8 & 14 (1948).

Accepted name none - an undetermined cultivated banana

The World Checklist of Monocotyledons lists Musa pallida Nakai, Bull. Tokyo Sci. Mus. 22: 8 (1948) as an unplaced name.

References Index Kewensis, Nakai 1948 : 14.
Comments 'Pisang lempeneng'.  This is one of several Indonesian banana cultivars given a spurious species name by Takenosin Nakai. Nakai says of it in his idiosyncratic English, "A remarkable pale banana easily discriminated from a distance. It has always one-celled ovary being very stranger among Musa. There are three different colored garden forms, or, pale creamy yellow, green and pinkish cremy yellow. Fruits bend like the horn of oxen and goats. The flesh can eat after it is roasted or fried."

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