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Taxon: Musa siamensis Häkkinen & Rich. H. Wallace

Genus: Musa section: Musa
Family: Musaceae
Nomen number: 458654
Place of publication: Folia Malaysiana 8:61. 2007
Name verified on: 19-Feb-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-Jun-2015
No species priority site assigned.


Economic importance:

  • Environmental: potential as ornamental   (fide Chron Hort 47:11. 2007)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of banana   (based on affinities to A- and B-genome Musa fide Mol Phylogenet Evol 57:8. 2010)

Distributional range:

    Indo-China: Thailand


  • 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, 30:92.
  • Häkkinen, M. & R. H. Wallace. 2007. Musa siamensis, a new Musa species (Musaceae) from S.E. Asia. Folia Malaysiana 8:61–70.
  • Häkkinen, M. 2007. Ornamental bananas: Focus on Rhodochlamys. Chron. Hort. 47:7–12.
  • Häkkinen, M. 2013. Reappraisal of sectional taxonomy in Musa (Musaceae). Taxon 62:810. [as member of sect. Musa].
  • Li, L.-F. et al. 2010. Molecular phylogeny and systematics of the banana family (Musaceae) inferred from multiple nuclear and chloroplast DNA fragments, with a special reference to the genus Musa. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 57:1–10. [as member of sect. Rhodochlamys].

Check other web resources for Musa siamensis Häkkinen & Rich. H. Wallace:

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

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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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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