Tuesday, December 20, 2016

[Botany • 2017] Musa paramjitiana (Musaceae) from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

Musa paramjitiana  L. J. Singh

 A new species of wild banana, Musa paramjitiana L. J. Singh, from the Andaman Islands, India is described and illustrated, and its conservation status is assessed. A key to the species of Musa L. from Andaman and Nicobar Islands is also provided.

Etymology:  Th e species is named in honour of Dr Paramjit Singh, Director, Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata, for his significant contributions to the taxonomy of flowering plants. 

Lal Ji Singh. 2016. Musa paramjitiana sp. nov. (Musaceae) from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Nordic Journal of Botany.  Early View. DOI: 10.1111/njb.01343