African Plant Database

Ensete livingstonianum (Kirk) Cheesman
Protologue : Kew Bull. 1947, 101 (1948)
Notes : [for syn., see Fl. Zambes. 13: 108 (2010)]
Information on the genus : Ensete
Basionym : Musa livingstoniana Kirk
Statuts nomenclatural : uncertain status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Musa livingstoniana Kirk (1867)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Musa gilletii De Wild.
=Ensete gilletii (De Wild.) Cheesman (1948)
=Musa religiosa Dybosky (1900)
=Ensete religiosum (Dybosky) Cheesman (1948)
=*Musa riperti A. Chev. (1920)
=*Musa martretiana A. Chev. (1920)
=Musa chevalieri Gagnep. (1908)
=Musa elephantorum K. Schum. & Warb.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial monocarpic herb 1,5-4 m tall; young stems dying back to a hard round corm c. 30 cm Ø remaining on the soil surface during the dry season; lacking suckers
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Ecology : Forest edge; hilly grasslands and woodlands, often with Pteridium; old clearings; rocky escarpments; Pouteria altissima forest; to 920-1900 m alt.
  Also grown as an ornamental. Seeds inedible, used to make rosaries, necklaces, etc.
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Record n°971 modified 2011-08-25
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