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Taxon: Ensete lasiocarpum (Franch.) Cheesman

Genus: Ensete
Family: Musaceae
Nomen number: 460584
Place of publication: Kew Bull. 1947:102. 1948
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 03-Mar-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: potential as ornamental (fide Econ Bot 53:280-281. 2003, records that this plant has already been introduced in botanical gardens)

Distributional Range:


    • CHINA: China [Yunnan Sheng]


  1. Liu, A-Z. et al. 2003. The ethnobotany of Musella lasiocarpa (Musaceae), an endemic plant of southwest China. Econ. Bot. 57:279-281.
  2. Liu, A-Z. et al. 2010. Phylogenetic analyses of the banana family (Musaceae) based on nuclear ribosomal (ITS) and chloroplast (trnL-F) evidence. Taxon 59:20-28. Note: this study examined the phylogeny of the family; it used 39 accessions representing 33 genera; it found that this taxon (as Musella lasiocarpa, 2n=18) clustered within a clade of a well supported Ensete, sister to African taxa (E. gilletii,, E. homblei and E. ventricosum)
  3. Väre, H. & M. Häkkinen. 2011. Typification and check-list of Ensete Horan. names (Musaceae) with nomenclatural notes. Adansonia 33:191-200. Note: = Musella lasiocarpa (Franch.) H. W. Li

Check other web resources for Ensete lasiocarpum (Franch.) Cheesman :

  • 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.
  • 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=460584. Accessed 26 May 2020.