Musa nanensis, a New Banana (Musaceae) Species from Northern Thailand

  • Authors : Swangpol, S.C.; Traiperm, P.; Somana, J.; Sukkaewmanee, N.; Srisanga, P.; Suksathan, P.

  • Document type : Journal article

  • Year of publication : 2015

  • Journal title : Systematic Botany

  • Volume (number) : 40 (2)

  • Pages : 426-432

  • Peer-reviewed : Yes

  • Language(s) : English

  • Abstract : A new species of banana (Musaceae), Musa nanensis Swangpol & Traiperm, from Nan, Thailand, is described and illustrated. Based on vegetative features, M. nanensis could be superficially categorized as related to M. laterita; however, it possesses several unique floral characters from the rest of the genus Musa, especially its six tepals and anthers, each fused at the base. A key to banana species of northern Thailand, based on morphology, is provided. The plant was found in a single location and is threatened with extinction due to heavy deforestation in the region.


  • Open access : No

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

  • Musalit document ID : IN150286

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