Monday, October 5, 2015

[Botany • 2014] Musa nagalandiana • A New Banana (Musaceae) Species from Nagaland, northeast India

Musa nagalandiana S. Dey & Gogoi, a new species of Musa sect. Musa, is described and illustrated from Zunheboto district, Nagaland, India based on morphological characteristics observed in the field. The new species is rare in the wild and found in tropical semi-evergreen forest on the bank of the river Doyang, in Zunheboto district of Nagaland. A key to M. nagalandiana and related taxa is provided.

Santanu Dey, N. S. Jamir, Rajib Gogoi, S. K. Chaturvedi, Hutoka Y. Jakha and Zubenthung P. Kikon. 2014. Musa nagalandiana sp. nov. (Musaceae) from Nagaland, northeast India.
Nordic Journal of Botany. 32(5); 584–588. DOI: 10.1111/njb.00516