Genus Ensete (Musaceae) in India

Alfred Joe, Edakkattellam Sreejith, Mamiyil Sabu


A detailed account of the genus Ensete (Musaceae) in India is presented, including a key to the two species
known from the country. Updated descriptions and colour photographs of each species are provided, with
notes on the phenology, ecology, distribution, cytology, morphological variation and uses. We also provide a
brief history of the genus and descriptions of the two species present in India. Ensete lecongkietii is treated here
as a synonym of E. superbum.


Ensete, Ensete glaucum, E. superbum, taxonomy, synonym, India

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