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Musella lasiocarpa (Fr.) C. Y. Wu ex H. W. Li


Description from Flora of China

Musa lasiocarpa Franchet, J. Bot. (Morot) 3: 330. 1889; Ensete lasiocarpum (Franchet) Cheesman.

Rhizomes horizontal. Pseudostems ca. 15 cm in diam. at base. Leaf blade glaucous, narrowly elliptic, bilaterally sym-metric, to 50 × 20 cm, base subrounded, apex acute. Inflorescence 20--25 cm. Flowers 8--10 per bract. Compound tepal ovate-oblong. Berries ca. 3 × 2.5 cm. Seeds brown to black-brown; hilum white, large.

Medicinal and used to feed pigs.

* Wild on slopes or cultivated in gardens; 1500--2500 m. S Guizhou, C and W Yunnan.


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