A distinctive new species of wild banana ( Musa , Musaceae) from northern Vietnam

  • Authors : Ly, N.S.; Lê, C.K.; Triệu, T.D.; Haevermans, A.; Lowry, P.P.; Haevermans, T.

  • Document type : Journal article

  • Year of publication : 2012

  • Journal title : Phytotaxa

  • Volume (number) : 75 (1)

  • Pages : 33–42

  • Peer-reviewed : Yes

  • ISSN : 1179-3163

  • Language(s) : English

  • Abstract : A new banana species, Musa haekkinenii, is described from northern Vietnam. It differs notably from a well-known ornamental species,M. coccinea, by inflorescence features and leaf blade shape and especially the habit, shape, size and color of the male bracts of the inflorescences and male bud shape. A mixed watercolor and ink plate is provided for the new taxon and an identification key to species of Musa sect. Callimusa is included, along with a note comparing the morphology of the seven Indo-Chinese species.


  • Open access : Yes

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

  • Musalit document ID : IN130030

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