Musa basjoo 

This taxon is accepted by WCS higher taxonomy

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
  • Introduced distribution
Found in
  • Asia-Temperate China China South-Central
  • China Southeast
Introduced into
  • Asia-Temperate Eastern Asia Japan
  • Korea


  • 1 Constantine, D. (2008). The origin of Musa basjoo. It's not Japanese and it's not used for fibre. The Plantsman , n.s., 7: 156-161.
  • 2 Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 3 Albano, P.-O. (2003). La Conaissance des Plantes Exotiques: 1-324. Édisud, Aix-en-Provence.
  • 4 Liu, A.Z., Li, D.Z. & Li, X.W. (2002). Taxonomic notes on wild bananas (Musa) from China. Botanical Bulletin of Academia Sinica 43: 77-81.

 Information From

WCS higher taxonomy
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