Musaceae is a botanical name for a family of flowering plants. The plantain is a crop in the genus Musa and is generally used for cooking in contrast to the soft sweet Banana (which is sometimes called the Plants are living Organisms belonging to the kingdom Plantae. The flowering plants or angiosperms ( Angiospermae or Magnoliophyta) are the most widespread group Liliopsida is a Botanical name for the class containing the family Liliaceae (or Lily Family Zingiberales is an order of Flowering plants. The order has been widely recognised by the taxonomists at least for the past few decades Antoine Laurent de Jussieu ( April 12, 1748 - September 17, 1836) was a French Botanist, notable as the first to propose Ensete, or Enset, is one of three genera of Plants in the Banana family Musaceae, native to tropical regions of Musa is one of three Genera in the family Musaceae; it includes Bananas and Plantains There are over 50 Species of Musella is a genus comprising one or two species ( Musella lasiocarpa, M. A botanical name is a formal scientific name conforming to the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (ICBN and if the plant is a Cultigen, the In Biological classification, family ( Latin The flowering plants or angiosperms ( Angiospermae or Magnoliophyta) are the most widespread group The family is native to the tropics of Africa and Asia. The plants have a large herbaceous growth habit with leaves with overlapping basal sheaths that form a pseudostem making some members appear to be woody trees. Wood is hard fibrous lignified structural tissue produced as secondary Xylem in the stems of Woody plants notably trees but also shrubs
The family has been practically universally recognized by taxonomists, although with differing circumscriptions. Older circumscriptions of the family commonly included the genera now included in Heliconiaceae and Strelitziaceae. Heliconiaceae is a Botanical name for a family of Flowering plants. Strelitziaceae is a family of Monocotyledonous Flowering plants.
The APG II system, of 2003 (unchanged from the APG system, 1998), assigns Musaceae to the order Zingiberales in the clade commelinids in the monocots. Zingiberales is an order of Flowering plants. The order has been widely recognised by the taxonomists at least for the past few decades In Plant taxonomy, the name commelinids (plural not capitalised is used by the APG II system for a Clade within the Monocots, which in its Monocotyledons or monocots are one of two major groups of Flowering plants (angiosperms that are traditionally recognised the other being Dicotyledons
As currently circumscribed the family includes either two or three genera (depending upon acceptance of the genus Musella, see below). A genus (plural genera from Γένος Latin genus "descent family type gender" is a low-level Taxonomic Musella is a genus comprising one or two species ( Musella lasiocarpa, M. All of the genera and species are native to the Old World. The Old World consists of those parts of Earth known to Europeans Asians and Africans in the 15th century The largest and most economically important genus in the family is Musa, famous for the banana and plantain. For the fruit see Banana. For other meanings see Banana (disambiguation. The plantain is a crop in the genus Musa and is generally used for cooking in contrast to the soft sweet Banana (which is sometimes called the The genus Musa was formally established in the first edition of Linnaeus' Species Plantarum in 1753 — the publication that marks the start of the present formal botanical nomenclature. Carl Linnaeus (Latinized as Carolus Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as, May 23 new style (13 May old style 1707 who laid the foundations for Botanical nomenclature is the formal naming of plants from a scientific point of view At the time he wrote the Species Plantarum, Linnaeus had first hand knowledge of only one type of banana, which he personally had the opportunity of seeing growing under glass in the garden of Mr. George Clifford near Haarlem in the Netherlands. in the past usually Harlem in English is a city in the Netherlands.
Before 1753 the genus had already been described by the pre-Linnaean botanist Georg Eberhard Rumphius and Linnaeus himself had described the banana he had seen as Musa Cliffortiana in 1736 (this might be described as a "pre-Linnaean" Linnaean name). Botany, plant science(s, phytology, or plant biology is a branch of Biology and is the scientific study of plant Life Georg Eberhard Rumphius (ca November 1 1627 in or near Hanau - June 15 1702 Ambon) the "blind seer of Ambon" was a German -born Botanist The 1753 name Musa paradisiaca L. is now known to refer to a hybrid, rather than a natural species. It is known today as Musa (AAB group) 'French' plantain or Musa ×paradisiaca L. Hybridization was the cause of much confusion in the taxonomy of the genus that was not resolved until the 1940s and 1950s.
In this clearing up of the taxonomy, E. E. Cheesman in 1947 revived the name Ensete which had been published in 1862, by Horaninow, but had not been accepted.
Section Musella Franch. was raised to the rank of genus by H. W. Li in 1978 for the Chinese species Musella lasiocarpa, which was originally described in Musa, transferred to Ensete by Cheesman and subsequently back to Musa. Acceptance of Musella has varied, with some taxonomists considering it a synonym of, and including its single species in, Musa.