Genus: Musa L.

Family: Musaceae
Common names: banana
Genus number: 7876
Last updated: 19-Feb-2009
Accession Count: 281
Comments: all accepted species are in GRIN

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for  genus:

  • De Langhe, E. et al. 2005. Integrating morphological and molecular taxonomy in Musa: the African plantains (Musa spp. AAB group). Pl. Syst. Evol. 255:225-236.
  • Häkkinen, M. 2013. Reappraisal of sectional taxonomy in Musa (Musaceae). (Taxon) 62:809-813.
  • Li, L.-F. et al. 2010. Molecular phylogeny and systematics of the banana family (Musaceae) inferred from multiple nuclear and chloroplast DNA fragments, with a special reference to the genus Musa. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 57:1-10.
  • 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.
  • Wong, C. et al. 2002. Assessment of the validity of the sections in Musa (Musaceae) using AFLP. Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 90:231-238.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Subdivisions of genus Musa L.:



  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image