Musa rubronervata E. A. J. De Wildeman, Bull. Jard. Bot. Bruxelles 8: 112 (1923).
Accepted name Ensete ventricosum (F. M. J. Welwitsch) E. E. Cheesman, Kew Bulletin 2 (2): 104 (1947) and R. E. D. Baker & N. W. Simmonds, Kew Bulletin 8 (3): 405 (1953) with correction in Kew Bulletin 8 (4): 574 (1953). Synonyms Ensete rubronervatum (E. A. J. De Wildeman) E. E. Cheesman, Kew Bulletin 2 (2): 104 (1947). Authorities The source for the accepted name is Baker & Simmonds 1953 as corrected (see below).
The synonym is from Cheesman 1947a.
The World Checklist of Monocotyledons gives Musa rubronervata De Wild., Bull. Jard. Bot. État 8: 112 (1923) as a synonym of Ensete rubronervatum (De Wild.) Cheesman, Kew Bull. 2: 104 (1947 publ. 1948) itself a synonym of Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman, Kew Bull. 2: 101 (1947 publ. 1948) which is listed as an accepted name.
Section Distribution Rwanda Description References Aluka, Baker & Simmonds 1953 : 406, Champion 1967: 42, Cheesman 1947a : 104, Comments This was one of a number of African Musa transferred to Ensete by Cheesman in his 1947 paper reviving the genus Ensete. It was later reduced to a synonym of Ensete ventricosum by Baker & Simmonds 1953 as corrected (please refer to R. E. D. Baker & N. W. Simmonds, Kew Bulletin 8 (4): 574 (1953)). It is now recognised that there are no wild Musa native to Africa, only Ensete.
Type: J. Gillet, s.n. Kisantu, D. R. Congo, 1923 (evidently cultivated here from seed from Rwanda collected by Durand) ; in Herbarium at Brussels.
There are four external images of the type of Musa rubronervata at the Aluka website http://www.aluka.org
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