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 The 2013 version of The Plant List (no longer maintained) only listed 2 genera.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.

PLANTS OF THE WORLD ONLINE
WIKIPEDIA

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