Musa peekelii

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Musa peekelii
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Musaceae
Genus: Musa
Species: M. peekelii
Binomial name
Musa peekelii
Lauterb.[1]
Subspecies
Synonyms[2]
  • Musa angustigemma N.W.Simmonds
     [=M. peekelii subsp. angustigemma]

Musa peekelii is a species of wild banana (genus Musa), native to eastern New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago.[1] It is placed in section Callimusa (now including the former section Australimusa), members of which have a diploid chromosome number of 2n = 20.[3] It is a very tall plant, reaching over 10 m (33 ft), with a narrow green drooping bud.[4] The ripe bananas are red with bright yellow flesh.[5] It is one of the possible parents of the cultivated Fe'i bananas.[4]

The subspecies M. peekelii subsp. angustigemma has been treated as a separate species, M. angustigemma.[4][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Musa peekelii", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2013-01-19 
  2. ^ "Musa peekelii". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  3. ^ Wong, C.; Kiew, R.; Argent, G.; Set, O.; Lee, S.K. & Gan, Y.Y. (2002), "Assessment of the Validity of the Sections in Musa (Musaceae) using ALFP", Annals of Botany, 90 (2): 231–238, doi:10.1093/aob/mcf170 
  4. ^ a b c 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 
  5. ^ Sharrock, S. (2001), "Diversity in the genus Musa: focus on Australimusa", in INIBAP, Networking Banana and Plantain: INIBAP Annual Report 2000, Montpellier, France: International Network for the Improvement of Banana and Plantain, pp. 14–19  External link in |title= (help);
  6. ^ "Musa peekelii subsp. angustigemma". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2013-01-22.