Taxon: Musa textilis Nee

Genus: Musa
    Section: Callimusa
Family: Musaceae
Nomen number: 24742
Place of publication: Anales Ci. Nat. 4:123. 1801
Name Verified on: 23-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-Jun-2015
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 40 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of Manila-hemp (fide Handb Pl Breed Ind Cr 12:277. 2015)
  • Materials: fiber (source of Manila hemp fide Baileya 5:185. 1957; Hortus 3)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Tropical

    • Malesia: Philippines

  • Cultivated:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Equatorial Guinea
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Malesia: Philippines
  • Southern America

    • Western South America: Ecuador


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Check other web resources for Musa textilis Nee :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image