Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman, 1947 [1948]

Verloove, Filip, 2021, New records in vascular plants alien to Tenerife (Spain, Canary Islands), Biodiversity Data Journal 9, pp. 62878-62878: 62878

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scientific name

Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman, 1947 [1948]
status

 

Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman, 1947 [1948]  

Ensete ventricosum   Kew Bulletin 1947(2): 101. 1947 [1948]

Distribution

TENERIFE: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Casas de la Cumbre, 10.01.2017, F. Verloove s.c.https://observation.org/observation/205254987/

Notes

This species, known as Ethiopian banana, is cultivated as staple food in parts of East Africa. In addition, it is grown as an ornamental, also in the Canary Islands. In the Anaga Mountains in Tenerife, it is locally planted in roadsides near urbanisations. In 2017, a single individual was observed in an impenetrable thicket, composed of native low shrubs (Fig. 4 View Figure 4 ). It is unknown whether this plant refers to a former plantation or germinated from seed.

In New Zealand, Ensete ventricosum   is known to have naturalised in comparable climatological circumstances ( Gardner and de Lange 1996).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Angiospermae

Class

Monocotyledoneae

Order

Scitamineae

Family

Musaceae

Genus

Ensete

Loc

Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman, 1947 [1948]

Verloove, Filip 2021
2021
Loc

Ensete ventricosum

Cheesman, 1947 1948
1948