Musa seminifera

Musa seminifera J. de Loureiro Fl. Cochinch.: 644 (1790).

Accepted name none - a compound "species"
Synonyms
Authorities GRIN states that Musa seminifera J. de Loureiro "may refer" to M. balbisiana; the Flora of Guandong gives Musa balbisiana as the accepted name.

The World Checklist of Monocotyledons gives Musa seminifera Lour., Fl. Cochinch.: 644 (1790) as a synonym of Musa x sapientum subsp. seminifera (Lour.) Baker, Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 7: 213 (1893), Musa paradisiaca subsp. seminifera (Lour.) K.Schum. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 45: 21 (1900) and Musa balbisiana var. balbisiana which is listed as an accepted name.

Section Eumusa (Musa) 1
Distribution
Description Loureiro's original description of Musa seminifera is at http://www.botanicus.org/page/654337
References Burkill 1935, Cheesman 1948 a : 12, Flora Guandong, GRIN.
Comments In seeking a name for what we now know as Musa balbisiana Cheesman considered Musa seminifera Lour. but rejected it because it conflates Pisang batu (which is Musa balbisiana) and Pisang utan, which isn't.

According to GRIN this taxon is "an inadequately understood form of Musa x paradisiaca, may be Musa balbisiana".

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