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Musa is one of three genera in the family Musaceae; it includes bananas and plantains.
Musa beccarii Simmonds is reported as having a chromosome number of x (= 1n) = 9 and 10, the latter due to multivalent formation during meiosis.
It is probable that the Fe'i bananas derive mainly from Musa maclayi although their origins are not as well understood as the section Musa bananas.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/mu/Musa.html   (1037 words)

 Musa (genus) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Musa species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Giant Leopard Moth and Hypercompe species including H.
In the 1940s and 1950s it became clear that the cultivated bananas and plantains could not usefully be assigned Linnean binomials, but are better given cultivar names.
Musa basjoo is the most cold hardy species of Musa, growing and fruiting successfully in outdoor cultivation in the British Isles and British Columbia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Musa_(Musaceae)   (1192 words)

 Musa X paradisiaca and Musa acuminata   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
NOMENCLATURAL NOTE: The edible bananas are derived from Musa acuminata Colla and crosses between it and M.
The name Musa X paradisiaca Linnaeus refers specifically to a particular clone, the 'French Plantain', that is a cross of M.
Thus Musa 'Mysore', which is a triploid with 2 sets of chromosomes from M.
instruct1.cit.cornell.edu /courses/hort400/mpts/musa.html   (524 words)

 Digital Flora of Texas Vascular Plant Image Library query results: Musa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Musaceae: Musa acuminata [jpeg] - Cultivated, from Maui, Hawaii.
Musaceae: Musa acuminata hybrid [jpeg] - Cultivated, from Maui, Hawaii.
Musaceae: Musa acuminata (jpeg) TAMU Campus Flora, photo by Alex Robinson (long vertical shot of whole plant on 25 Sep 98) south side of the Floriculture Growing Facility (overview map or zoom)
www.csdl.tamu.edu /FLORA/cgi/gallery_query?q=Musa   (305 words)

 Musa.htm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Musa laterita is a small section Rhodochlamys banana from north-eastern India usually flowering at about 1.5 m.
Musa laterita suckers freely but the suckers are borne at the ends of long rhizomes.
Musa laterita is suitable only for greenhouse or conservatory culture in the UK, where it is easily flowered in a 15 litre pot, but can be stood outside in filtered sunlight in the summer.
www.hardygeraniums.com /somerset_nccpg/Musa.htm   (350 words)

 Musa (bananas)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
All edible bananas orginate in whole or in part from Musa acuminata which is native to the Malay Peninsula and adjacent regions.
Musa acuminata is a species native to the Malay Peninsula and adjacent regions and is thought to have given rise in total or in part to all edible banana varieties.
Some of the varieties have arisen as a result of hybridisation between Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana the latter of which is found from India eastwards to the tropical Pacific.
www.museums.org.za /bio/plants/musaceae/musa.htm   (833 words)

 MUSACEAE - Famine Foods   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Musa paradisiaca, L. Yucatan: corm eaten as a famine food by the Huastec Maya.
It is said that, after one month of continually eating this, a person swells up and dies.
Musa sapientum, L. India: the stem of the tree which afterward bears the plantain, is eaten raw.
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/faminefoods/ff_families/MUSACEAE.html   (161 words)

 Plantains & Bananas
It is also claimed that the great philosophers of our past sat in the shade of this tropical plant during their lectures.
Hence, another family of this fruit is known as Musa Sapientum (Fruit of Knowledge).
Both bananas and plantains belong to the family Musaceae, genus Musa Paradisiaca.
www.ecofrut.com /plantains.html   (316 words)

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The main group of edible bananas are derived from Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana.
Therefore an alternate genome-based system for the nomenclature of the section Musa bananas was devised.
Today there are many different cultivars with names such as Banana Musa - Williams, hybrid banana, which is one banana upon which the "Chiquita" name brand is used.
www.delange.org /Banana/Banana.htm   (1165 words)

 Botany Photo of the Day: Musa (unknown hybrid)
At the very least, it is certainly something of hybrid origin and cultivated – the native distribution of edible Musa species is southeastern Asia to northern Australia.
Agriculture / conservation resource link: Saving the Bottle Gourd from the New Agriculturist; Lagenaria siceraria is estimated to have been in cultivation for over ten thousand years, but indigenous knowledge of the plants is being lost with the use of plastic containers and changing diets.
UBC BGCPR is a department of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems within The University of British Columbia.
www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org /potd/2006/01/musa_unknown_hybrid.php   (363 words)

 Pest Alerts - Red palm mite, DPI - FDACS
In all instances, this mite has established itself on various palms (Arecaceae), with significant outbreaks on coconut palms, Cocos nucifera L. In addition, significant infestations have been observed on banana plants (Musa spp., Musaceae) in Dominica and Trinidad with additional infestations observed on undetermined heliconias and gingers.
The explosive appearance of the red palm mite in the Caribbean Region is a serious pest risk for the subtropical areas of the United States, tropical Central and South America and the entire Caribbean Region.
All palm species should be considered potential hosts for this mite until we have more data on the range of hosts in the Caribbean region.
www.doacs.state.fl.us /pi/enpp/ento/r.indica.html   (775 words)

 Thomas Schoepke Plant Image Gallery - Musaceae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Musa x paradisiaca - Cultivated, at Limon district, Costa Rica (plantation)
Musa x paradisiaca - Cultivated, at Limon district, Costa Rica (stalk of bananas)
Musa x paradisiaca - Cultivated, at Limon district, Costa Rica (plantation, seedlings)
pharm1.pharmazie.uni-greifswald.de /gallery/gal-musa.htm   (207 words)

 PLANTS Profile for Musa (banana) | USDA PLANTS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Musa L. Click on a thumbnail to view an image, or see all the Musa thumbnails at the PLANTS Gallery
Musa L. View 2 genera in Musaceae or click below on a thumbnail map or name for species profiles.
Musa L. Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
plants.usda.gov /java/profile?symbol=MUSA2   (132 words)

 Flowering Plant Families, UH Botany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Musaceae are large, often treelike perennial herbs comprising 2 genera and about 45 species.
The leaves are alternate and very large, with the proximal concentric, appressed sheathing portions comprising a pseudotrunk from which the individual petioles and blades diverge.
Notice the attractive large orange bracts in this species.
www.botany.hawaii.edu /faculty/carr/mus.htm   (392 words)

 Musa spp.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
--> Banana, Plantain (Musa spp.)—from Mark Reiger of University of Georgia.
Evaluation of Musa Germplasm resistance to Sigatoka diseases and Fusarium wilt.
Screening of Musa Germplasm for Resistance and Tolerance to Nematodes—by P.R. Speijer, D. De Waele
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/nexus/Musa_spp_nex.html   (131 words)

 Botany Photo of the Day: Musa velutina
The specific epithet velutina means “velvety”, so I find myself in agreement with the common name used by the University of Connecticut EEB Conservatory: velvet pink banana.
Speaking of names, it is unclear whether Musa velutina will retain its current name, or whether evidence will be gathered to support that this plant was first published as Musa dasycarpa Kurz.
Simply put, the first validly published name is the name that is to be used in scientific discourse, despite Musa velutina being the name in use for over a century.
www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org /potd/2005/09/musa_velutina.php   (354 words)

 Musa ornata, ornamental banana, Musaceae
Musa sikkimensis the most cold tolerant species of the Himalayas
Our section of Musaceae is scientifically edited by:
We are grateful for his friendly help and his description of the new banana species.
natureproducts.net /Forest_Products/Bananas/Musa_ornata.html   (271 words)

 Musa coccinea - Scarlet banana (Musaceae) - Plants of Hawaii - Thumbnail Images   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Musa coccinea - Scarlet banana (Musaceae) - Plants of Hawaii - Thumbnail Images
Feel free to use them as you wish.
Page created November 01, 2002 by Starr, and last updated December 23, 2006 by Starr.
www.hear.org /starr/hiplants/images/thumbnails/html/musa_coccinea.htm   (117 words)

 Viruses of Plants - Known susceptibilities of Musaceae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Viruses of Plants - Known susceptibilities of Musaceae
Dwarf banana; Edible banana; Cavendish banana; Chinese banana
Musa cavendishii; Musa chinensis; Musa nana; Musa sinensis; Musa zebrina
image.fs.uidaho.edu /vide/famly086.htm   (90 words)

Genus Musa Species Variety Cultivar Common names banana plantain Family MUSACEAE Specimen number S4899 Data source MedPl p236
Medicinal properties bronchiolytic astringent Medicinal parts Fruit Leaves Root Has medicinal uses yes Do not self-administer no Do no use if pregnant no Legally restricted no Toxicity precautions Medicinal notes Musa is thought to have beneficial uses as either a bronchiolytic or an astringent.
The fruit and the leaves and even the root are used to prepare herbal remedies.
www.crescentbloom.com /plants/specimen/MU/Musa.htm   (298 words)

 Musa: Musaceae at Canadian Content
Canadian Content > Science: Biology: Flora_and_Fauna: Plantae: Magnoliophyta: Liliopsida: Musaceae: Musa:
Additional Information: Canadian Content has no additional information.
Modified by Canadian Content © 1997 - 2005.
www.canadiancontent.net /dir/Top/Science/Biology/Flora_and_Fauna/Plantae/Magnoliophyta/Liliopsida/Musaceae/Musa   (53 words)

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