Musa sabuana or M. bulbisiana

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J.M. Garg

Jun 30, 2021, 12:09:39 PMJun 30
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Recently received many remarks on the page Musa sabuana (as can be seen here), that it should be a syn. of M. bulbisiana based on
Should I consider it or ignore it ?
With regards,

J.M. Garg

Jul 3, 2021, 12:42:50 PMJul 3
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Thanks a lot, Sabu ji.

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From: Mamiyil Sabu 
Date: Sat, 3 Jul 2021 at 21:53
Subject: Re: Musa sabuana or M. bulbisiana
To: J.M. Garg <>

Dear Garg,
There is a long story behind this species. We have merged two of L.J. Singh's species M. indandamanensis under M. sabuana and M. paramjitiana under M. balbisiana var. andamanica. The details can be had from the attached paper of us. This prompted L.J. Singh to merge M. sabuana with M. balbisiana, both have no similarity at all. He has supported his argument based on molecular data. M. balbisiana fruits and M. sabuana are entirely different. You can see it in our paper. This is almost like merging Curcuma longa with Curcuma aeruginosa.
Thanking you,
Sincerely yours,
M. Sabu Ph. D., FNA, FASc.
CSIR-Emeritus Scientist, Malabar Botanical Garden & IPS
Calicut, 673014.
Formerly Professor & Head
Department of Botany
University of Calicut
Kerala, 673 635, India
Phone: 91--4952431545
Mobile: 91- 09447636333


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