Musa polycarpa

Musa polycarpa T. Nakai, Bull. Tokyo Sci. Mus., No. 22. II: 13 (1948).

Accepted name none - an undetermined cultivated banana
Authorities Nakai himself gives the local names.

The World Checklist of Monocotyledons lists Musa polycarpa Nakai, Bull. Tokyo Sci. Mus. 22: 13 (1948) as an unplaced name.

Distribution Indonesia (Sumatra?)
References Index Kewensis, Nakai 1948.
Comments  'Pisang Angleng' or 'Pisang Aneleng'. 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 big tall banana, probably an origin of Sumatra, has the flower-bunch bending down parallel and very near to the stem. Flowers are numerous in one hand (sisil by natives) or 25-35. Fruits are long and slender, arranged very regularly in parallel. This is one of the most productive banana, so the natives cultivate it notwithstanding of its flat taste of the fruits".

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