Musa aurantiaca (sect. Musa, Musaceae) and its intraspecific taxa in India

3 December 2013


Musa aurantiaca Baker (Musaceae) is distributed from North east India, Tibet to Northern Myanmar. In the present study its intraspecific taxa are thoroughly investigated. Two varieties of Musa aurantiaca are described here as new taxa, M. aurantiaca var. homenborgohainiana Gogoi and M. aurantiaca var. jengingensis Gogoi, are morphologically described and illustrated based on live plants in the field. Key to the varieties of Musa aurantiaca along with its closely related taxa also provided for easy identification.