Musa × alinsanaya

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Musa × alinsanaya
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Musaceae
Genus: Musa
Species: M. × alinsanaya
Binomial name
Musa × alinsanaya

Musa × alinsanaya is a Malesian tropical plant in the banana family (Musaceae), native to the Philippines.[2] Only formally named in 2004, it is considered to be a hybrid between Musa banksii and Musa textilis.[3][4] The flower bud is shiny green with purple inside. It produces small fruit with a high proportion of seeds.[5]


Traditionally the plant fibers of the petiole and pseudostem are used in the making of various ropes and strings.[6]


  1. ^ "Plant Name Details for Musa alinsanaya". IPNI. Retrieved July 6, 2010.  The original description is in R. V. Valmayor et al., The Philippine Agricultural Scientist 87:117. 2004. The holotype is catalogued at the Herbarium, and the Musa Germplasm Bank of Leyte State University.
  2. ^ a b GRIN (Nov 18, 2009). "Musa alinsanaya information from NPGS/GRIN". Taxonomy for Plants. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Retrieved July 6, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Musa × alinsanaya". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 
  4. ^ Häkkinen, M. & Väre, H. (2008). "Typification and check-list of Musa L. names (Musaceae) with nomenclatural notes" (PDF). Adansonia. 30 (1): 63–112. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  5. ^ Ploetz, R.C.; Kepler, A.K.; Daniells, J. & Nelson, S.C. (2007). "Banana and Plantain: An Overview with Emphasis on Pacific Island Cultivars". In Elevitch, C.R. Species Profiles for Pacific Island Agroforestry (PDF). Hōlualoa, Hawai'i: Permanent Agriculture Resources (PAR). Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  6. ^ Jean Kennedy (July 30, 2009). "Bananas and People in the Homeland of Genus Musa: Not Just a Pretty Fruit" (PDF). Ethnobotany Research & Applications. 7: 179—197. Retrieved July 6, 2010.  NOTE: A TEXT version of this article can be found via the University of Hawaii at Manoa, at this web address.