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Ensete Horan.
    Prodr. Monogr. Scitam. 8, 40: (1862).

Ensete perrieri
Wild plant at Bemaraha

Credit: Thierry Deroin

Reference(s): Cheesman, E. E. (1948)

Status: this genus has been assessed for the following:

- Species in Fl. Madag: not published

- Accepted published species: 1 endemic

- Estimated total species: 1 endemic

- Indigenous species endemism: 100%

Additional taxonomic work: not currently required

Species level data entry: complete

Note: In addition to the single indigenous species, the African species E. ventricosum is well established in cultivation. It can be distinguished by its red-purple leaf midribs and bracts and smooth seeds see Lehevana & Phillipson 128.

Contributed/compiled by: P.B. Phillipson & T. Haevermans

Updated on: 07 Sep. 2007

Lower Taxa:


 

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