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Taxon: Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman

 
Genus: Ensete
Family: Musaceae
Nomen number: 15184
Place of publication: Kew Bull. 1947:101. 1948
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 23-Sep-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 15 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

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)
  • Materials: fiber; 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. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. 1993. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62
  3. Cufodontis, G. 1953-1972. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta.
  4. Dale, I. R. & P. J. Greenway. 1961. Kenya trees & shrubs.
  5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Ensete+ventricosum&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  6. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  7. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  8. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  9. Palmer, E. & N. Pitman. 1972-1973. Trees of southern Africa.
  10. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  11. Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). URL: http://www.botanicalbeads.com/BBB_page_69.html target='_blank'
  12. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  13. Väre, H. & M. Häkkinen. 2011. Typification and check-list of Ensete Horan. names (Musaceae) with nomenclatural notes. Adansonia 33:191-200.
  14. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

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

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=15184. Accessed 19 August 2019.