Musa trichocarpa

Musa trichocarpa T. Nakai, Bull. Tokyo Sci. Mus., No. 22. II: 13 (1948).

Accepted name Musa (? group) 'Pisang palembang'
Authorities Nakai himself gives the local name.

The World Checklist of Monocotyledons lists Musa trichocarpa Nakai, Bull. Tokyo Sci. Mus. 22: 13 (1948) as an accepted name.

Distribution Sumatra.
Description Fructus stipite 2 cm. longo villoso lineari-oblongus apice rostratus saepe fusco vel atro-fusco-villosus, cum testa 2 mm. crassa tenacissima, sarco dulce.

(Nakai 1948).

References Index Kewensis, Nakai 1948 : 13.
Comments This is one of several Indonesian banana cultivars given a spurious species name by Takenosin Nakai. Nakai says of it in his idiosyncratic English, "this is considered to be the origin of Palembang state in South Sumatra. The fruits are more or less rigid hairy and those of Pisang Palembang bulu (hairy Palembang banana) are the most, being covered by brownish or blackish hairs. The flesh is as nice as Pisang Lampung, but the skin is very strong as it can hardly split off with fingers without damaging the flesh."

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