Musaceae Family:

Musaceae Juss.

The Musaceae Family was named and described by Antoine Laurent de Jussieu in Genera Plantarum in 1789.

Plants of the World Online lists 3 accepted genera in this family of bananas. The genus Ensete contains 7 accepted species, the Musa genus contains 85 accepted species, and the genus Musella contains only one species. The 2013 version of The Plant List (no longer maintained) only listed 2 genera. Previously, or at some point, there were a few others that were moved to the Heliconiaceae and Strelitziaceae families (which is a story in itself).

For more information about this family of plants, please click on the links below. The links take you directly to the information about the family.


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