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Genus: Musa L.

Family: Musaceae
Common name: banana
Genus number: 7876
Last updated: 19-Feb-2009
Comment: all 63 accepted species are in GRIN.

Complete List of Accepted Species Records.


References for genus:

  • De Langhe, E. et al. 2005. Integrating morphological and molecular taxonomy in Musa: the African plantains (Musa spp. AAB group). Pl. Syst. Evol. 255:225–236.
  • Liu, A-Z. et al. 2010. Phylogenetic analyses of the banana family (Musaceae) based on nuclear ribosomal (ITS) and chloroplast (trnL-F) evidence. Taxon 59:20–28. ["The sectional classification system of Musa based on chromosome numbers is not supported by DNA sequence evidence."].
  • Wong, C. et al. 2002. Assessment of the validity of the sections in Musa (Musaceae) using AFLP. Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 90:231–238.
More:
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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  • Google Scholar

Check other nomenclature databases for Musa:

  • ING: Index Nominum Genericorum
  • NCU-3e: Names in Current Use for Extant Plant Genera

Subdivisions of genus Musa:

Subgenus Section Subsection Series Subseries
Australimusa
Callimusa
Ingentimusa
Musa
Rhodochlamys

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/genus.pl?7876 (24 April 2014)

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