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Genus: Musa (banana genus)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Zingiberales > Family: Musaceae

Three species are recorded as being cultivated in southern Africa, the most well known being Musa acuminata (Banana, Plantain).

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Musa acuminata (Banana, Plantain)

Musa ornata

Native to Bangladesh.

Musa velutina

Native to India.

 

Publications

  • Archer, C. 2003. Strelitziaceae. In Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds), Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14: 1212. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria. 

   

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