Research Paper

Musa × calicutensis (Musaceae): a new interspecific hybrid from Kerala, India

Komban Parameswaran Smisha and Mamiyil Sabu

Published on: 14 November 2017

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2017.62.381

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2017 vol.62 no.4 pp.381-386


Musa × calicutensis K. P. Smisha & M. Sabu hybrid nov. (Musaceae), a new manually crossed interspecific hybrid of two wild parent plants Musa haekkinenii (female) and Musa beccarii (male) is described and illustrated. A comparison of characters with a key to the new hybrid M. × calicutensis with its parents and related variety are provided.

Keyword: Hybrid, India, Interspecific, Musa beccarii, Musa haekkinenii