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Taxon: Musa lolodensis Cheesman

Genus: Musa section: Callimusa
Family: Musaceae
Nomen number: 24724
Place of publication: Kew Bull. 1950:27. 1950
Name verified on: 27-Feb-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-Jun-2015
No species priority site assigned.


Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: probable progenitor of Fe'i banana   (fide IPGRI-INIBAP 2006.)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of Fe'i banana   (fide IPGRI-INIBAP 2006.)

Distributional range:

    Malesia: Indonesia - Irian Jaya, Moluccas [Halmahera]; Papua New Guinea [n.w.]


  • Argent, G. C. G. 1976. The wild bananas of Papua New Guinea. Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 35:106.
  • Charlotte Lusty et al. 2006. Global conservation strategy for Musa (banana and plantain).
  • Govaerts, R. World checklist of selected plant families (on-line resource).
  • Häkkinen, M. & H. Väre. 2008. Typification and check-list of Musa L. names (Musaceae) with nomenclatural notes. Adansonia sér. 3, 30: .
  • Häkkinen, M. 2013. Reappraisal of sectional taxonomy in Musa (Musaceae). Taxon 62:809–813.
  • Jarret, R. L. et al. 1992. RFLP-based phylogeny of Musa species in Papua New Guinea. Theor. Appl. Genet. 84:579–584.
  • Kennedy, J. 2008. Pacific bananas: Complex origins, multiple dispersals? Asian Persp. 47:75–94. [this review commented on "parthenocarpy, the first step toawrd edibility, ocurred independently in two sections of the genus" referring to sects. Musa and Callimusa, for the latter probably involving "one or more undetermined species"].

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