Musa protractorachis

Musa protractorachis E. A. J. De Wildeman, Mission de Briey Mayumbé: 316 (1920).

Accepted name Musa (AAB group) 'Horn' plantain type


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

Authorities Identification by Gerda Rossel and see also Champion 1967 in which it is identified as a "plantain"..

The World Checklist of Monocotyledons lists Musa protractorachis De Wild., Miss. de Briey Mayumbe: 316 (1920) as a synonym of Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman, Kew Bull. 2: 101 (1947 publ. 1948) which is given as the accepted name.

Distribution Belgian Congo
References Champion 1967: 42, De Wildeman 1920, Index Kewensis, Rossel 1998 (Appendix B : 45 no. 60).
Comments The accepted name given by the WCM cannot be reconciled with Champion 1967 or Rossel 1998.

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