1. Family: Musaceae Juss.
    1. Ensete Bruce ex Horan.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa to Tropical & Subtropical Asia.

    [FTEA]

    Musaceae, J.M.Lock. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1993

    Habit
    Perennial giant herbs from an unbranched corm-like base
    Note
    Whole plant dying after flowering
    Leaves
    Leaves very large; sheaths imbricate, forming a pseudostem.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, China South-Central, Congo, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Guinea, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Gulf of Guinea Is., Juan Fernández Is.

    Ensete Bruce ex Horan. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Prodr. Monogr. Scitam.: 40 (1862)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Baker & Simmonds in Kew Bull. 8: 405 (1953).
    • Cheesman in Kew Bull. 2: 97 (1947)
    • Prod. Monogr. Scit. 40, t .4 (1862)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Simm. in KB. 14: 198-212 (1960)
    • R.E. Baker & Simm. in KB. 8: 405-416, 574 (1953)
    • Cheesman in KB. 2: 97-106 (1948)
    • Prodr. Scitam.: 40 (1862)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0