Musa sylvestris L. A. Colla, Memoria della Reale Accademia delle Scienze di Torino 25 : xx (1820). [Memoria sul genere Musa e monografia del Medesimo 58 (1820).]
Accepted name Musa textilis L. Née, Anales Ciencias Naturales 4: 123 (1801). Synonyms Authorities The authority for the accepted name is Index Kewensis.
The World Checklist of Monocotyledons gives Musa sylvestris Colla, Mem. Gen. Musa: 58 (1820) as a synonym of Musa textilis Née, Anales Ci. Nat. 4: 123 (1801) which is listed as an accepted name.
Section Distribution Philippines. Description References Champion 1967: 42, Cheesman 1949l, Hotta 1989 : 74, Index Kewensis. Comments Champion & Hotta include Musa silvestris L. A. Colla (M. sylvestris in Hotta) as a synonym of Musa textilis and cites Colla's original publication (Memorie dell' accademia reale delle scienze di Torino, Tomo XXV: 58 (1820)) which is usually cited in its reprinted (and repaginated) form as above. Cheesman does not mention Colla's plant in his discussion of Musa textilis.
See discussion at Musa textilis.
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