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1 December 2011 Typification and check-list of Ensete Horan. names (Musaceae) with nomenclatural notes
Henry Väre, Markku Häkkinen
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Abstract

All the names accepted in the genus Ensete Horan. are listed and typifications supplemented. All Ensete names have originally been described as belonging to the genus Musa L. Altogether, 37 names were found, the fossil Ensete oregonense excluded, 36 species and variety are considered. Currently, eight species are recognised, i.e. E. agharkarii, E. gilletii, E. glaucum, E. holstii, E. homblei, E. perrieri, E. superbum and E. ventricosum, and one variety, E. glaucum var. wilsonii comb. nov. Of the names, eight are illegitimate, and three dubious. A great confusion seems to be connected with E. ventricosum, which is indigenous in Africa. We consider that 14 names are synonymous with it. As herbarium specimens of type material are often of bad quality and sometimes completely undiscovered or perhaps lost completely, some typification is based on the drawings. In this article, nine Musa names, currently included in Ensete, are lectotypified.

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Henry Väre and Markku Häkkinen "Typification and check-list of Ensete Horan. names (Musaceae) with nomenclatural notes," Adansonia 33(2), 191-200, (1 December 2011). https://doi.org/10.5252/a2011n2a3
Received: 3 September 2010; Accepted: 1 March 2011; Published: 1 December 2011
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