Musa purpureotomentosa

Musa purpureo-tomentosa E. A. J. De Wildeman, Mission de Briey Mayumbé: 326 (1920).

Accepted name Musa (AAB group) 'French plantain' type.
Authorities Identification by Gerda Rossel and see also Champion 1967 in which, like Musa protractorachis, it is identified as a "plantain".

The World Checklist of Monocotyledons lists Musa purpureotomentosa De Wild., Miss. de Briey Mayumbe: 326 (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 : 22 no. 27).
Comments The accepted name given by the WCM cannot be reconciled with Champion 1967 or Rossel 1998.

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