Classification of the bananas. III. Critical notes on species: g. Musa itinerans

  • Authors : Cheesman, E.E.

  • Document type : Journal article

  • Year of publication : 1949

  • Journal title : Kew Bulletin

  • Volume (number) : 4 (1)

  • Pages : 23-24

  • Peer-reviewed : Yes

  • ISSN : 0075-5974; 1874-933X

  • Language(s) : English

  • Abstract : M. itinerans is named from its habit of "travelling" from the spot where it is planted, by means of its long rhizomes. It has otherwise the vegetative habit and stature of a cultivated banana, and there is nothing remarkable in its flowers or seeds. In male bud and fruit it is so unlike any described species that none can be mentioned as its possible nearest relative. Its relationship to other members of Eumusa will have to be determined cytogenetically rather than on phenotype.


  • Open access : No

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

  • Musalit document ID : IN080370

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