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Taxon: Musa peekelii Lauterb. subsp. angustigemma (N. W. Simmonds) Argent

Genus: Musa section: Callimusa
Family: Musaceae
Nomen number: 316120
Place of publication: Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 35:106. 1976
Name verified on: 18-Jul-1991 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-Jun-2015
No species priority site assigned.


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Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: probable progenitor of T-genome bananas   (based on a GISH-marker based genome found in banana cv. hybrids fide Theor Appl Genet 100:180, 181. 2000)

Distributional range:

    Malesia: Papua New Guinea


  • D'Hont, A. et al. 2000. The interspecific genome structure of cultivated banana, Musa spp. revealed by genomic DNA in situ hybridization. Theor. Appl. Genet. 100:177–189. [as Musa angustigemma].
  • Häkkinen, M. & H. Väre. 2008. Typification and check-list of Musa L. names (Musaceae) with nomenclatural notes. Adansonia sér. 3, 30:67.
  • Jarret, R. L. et al. 1992. RFLP-based phylogeny of Musa species in Papua New Guinea. Theor. Appl. Genet. 84:579–584. [it supports the recognition of Musa angustigemma, and its close affinities to M. boman and M. jackeyi].
  • Sharrock, S. 2001. Diversity in the genus Musa. Focus on Australimusa. INIBAP. Networking Banana and Plantain. Annual Report. 14. [as Musa angustigemma].
  • Ude, G. et al. 2002. Analysis of genetic diversity and sectional relationships in Musa using AFLP markers. Theor. Appl. Genet. 104:1239–1245. [it found that Musa peekelii subsp. angustigemma clustered with species of sect. Musa, and apart from all taxa in sect. Callimusa; it supported its recognition at the species level].


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  • Google Images 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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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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