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Taxon: Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman

Genus: Ensete
Family: Musaceae
Nomen number: 15184
Place of publication: Kew Bull. 1947:101. 1948
Name verified on: 23-Sep-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 17-Jul-2007
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • Abyssinian-banana   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • ensete   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • bananier d'Abyssinie   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • ensête   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Ensete   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • bananeira-de-Abissínia   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • bananeira-da-abissínia   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • bananeira-de-jardim   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • banana grueso   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • etiopisk banan   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Rwanda
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: South Africa - Transvaal [n.]

    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia [s.]




Check other web resources for Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman:

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (05 October 2015)

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