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Taxon: Musa ochracea K. Sheph.

Genus: Musa section: Musa
Family: Musaceae
Nomen number: 458667
Place of publication: Kew Bull. 17:461. 1964
Name verified on: 19-Feb-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 18-Nov-2009
No species priority site assigned.


Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of banana   (based on its potential for crossing with cultivated edible Musa fide Crop Breed Appl Sci 1:414. 2001; fide Acta Hort 986:179. 2013)

Distributional range:

    Indian Subcontinent: India - Assam [possibly]


  • 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, 30:86.
  • Häkkinen, M. 2013. Reappraisal of sectional taxonomy in Musa (Musaceae). Taxon 62:809–813.
  • Ortiz, R. 2013. Conventional banana and plantain breeding. Acta Hort. 986:177–194. [it reviewed and commented on breeding challenges including selection of parental sources].
  • de Oliveira e Silva, S. et al. 2001. Banana breeding at Embrapa. Crop Breed. Appl. Biotechnol. 1:399–436.

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  • 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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