Taxon: Musa paradisiaca L.

 
Genus: Musa
    Section: Musa
Family: Musaceae
Nomen number: 70453
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1043. 1753
Comments:
  • • [= M. acuminata × M. balbisiana, or Musa AB, AAB, ABB, ABBB, AAAB, AABB Groups]
  • • hybrid forms of edible bananas and plantains
Name Verified on: 23-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 18-Nov-2009
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Mayaguez (MAY)
Accessions: 201 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: beverage base (botanical name of cult. edible sweet & starchy diploid, triploid, & tetraploid hybrid bananas including genomes of both M. acuminata & M. balbisiana fide Baileya 5:171. 1957)
  • Human food: fruit (fide Hortus 3)
  • Human food: starch (botanical name of cult. edible sweet & starchy diploid, triploid, & tetraploid hybrid bananas including genomes of both M. acuminata & M. balbisiana fide Baileya 5:171. 1957)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated:

    . widely cult.

References:

  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Govaerts, R. World checklist of selected plant families (on-line resource). (World Checkl Sel Fam)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Häkkinen, M. & H. Väre 2008. Typification and check-list of Musa L. names (Musaceae) with nomenclatural notes (Adansonia) sér. 3, 30:86.
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Janick, J. & J. Simon, eds. Advances in new crops. 1990 (Adv New Crops)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Moore, H. E., Jr. 1957. Musa and Ensete, the cultivated bananas (Baileya) 5:171.
  • Núñez Meléndez, E. Plantas medicinales de Puerto Rico: Folklore y fundamentos científicos. 1982 (Pl Med PR)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Robinson, J. C. 1996. Bananas and plantains Crop Prod. Sci. Hort. 5:1-238.
  • Saldanha, C. J. & D. H. Nicolson Flora of Hassan district. 1976 (F Hassan)
  • Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts (Pl Res SEAs) 2:228.
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Musa paradisiaca L. :

  • 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.