Taxon: Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman

 
Genus: Ensete
Family: Musaceae
Nomen number: 15184
Place of publication: Kew Bull. 1947:101. 1948
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 23-Sep-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Jul-2007
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • Abyssinian-banana  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • ensete  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • bananier d'Abyssinie  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • ensête  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Ensete  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • bananeira-de-Abissínia  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • bananeira-da-abissínia  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • bananeira-de-jardim  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • banana grueso  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • etiopisk banan  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: starch (from corms, fide F TE Afr)
  • Materials: beads (fide Bot Beads World; as http://www.botanicalbeads.com/BBB_page_69.html,)
  • Materials: fiber ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Rwanda
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [Transvaal (n.)]


    Cultivated

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia (s.)


References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  3. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62. 1993 (Pl SAfr)
  4. Cufodontis, G. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. (F EthiopCuf)
  5. Dale, I. R. & P. J. Greenway Kenya trees & shrubs. (TreesS Kenya)
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  7. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  8. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  9. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  10. Palmer, E. & N. Pitman Trees of southern Africa. (Trees SAfr)
  11. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  12. Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). (Bot Beads World)
  13. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  14. Väre, H. & M. Häkkinen 2011. Typification and check-list of Ensete Horan. names (Musaceae) with nomenclatural notes (Adansonia) 33:191-200.

Check other web resources for Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman :


Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?15184. Accessed 26 April 2018.