Musa beccarii (Musaceae) varieties in Sabah, Northern Borneo

  • Authors : Häkkinen, M.; Suleiman, M.; Gisil, J.

  • Document type : Journal article

  • Year of publication : 2005

  • Journal title : Acta Phytotaxonomica et Geobotanica

  • Volume (number) : 56 (2)

  • Pages : 135-340

  • Peer-reviewed : Yes

  • ISSN : 1346-7565

  • Language(s) : English

  • Abstract : Musa beccarii Simmonds var. 'beccarii' is re-described based on extensive field studies in the eastern part of Sabah, Malaysia. Then a new variety of wild banana, M. beccarii Simmonds var. 'hottana' Häkkinen, is described and illustrated. This extremely rare new variety was only found in one area at the lower Kinanbatangan River, eastern part of Sabah. It is also considered that M. pigmaea, M. Hott nom. nud. from East Kalimantan, Indonesia, might be the synonym or a closely related variety to the new variety. (Author's abstract).


  • Open access : Yes

  • Document on publisher's site : open View article on publisher's site

  • Musalit document ID : IN070762

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