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2. Musella (Franchet) C. Y. Wu ex H. W. Li, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 16(3): 57. 1978.

地涌金莲属 di yong jin lian shu

Musa Linnaeus sect. Musella Franchet, J. Bot. (Morot) 3: 329. 1889.

Herbs perennial, tufted, rhizomatous. Pseudostems less than 60 cm, with persistent sheaths, base not swollen. Leaves expanded proximally into a sheath. Inflorescence terminal, or axillary near base of pseudostem, erect, conical, dense. Bracts yellow to yellow-orange, scarious, persistent. Flowers in 2 rows per bract, persistent; flowers in proximal bracts female (with reduced stamens) or bisexual; flowers in distal bracts male (with reduced gynoecium). Compound tepal 5-toothed at apex; free tepal emarginate and shortly cuspidate at apex. Stamens 5. Berries trigonous ovoid, densely hirsute. Seeds numerous, oblate, 6--7 mm in diam., glabrous.

* One species: China.

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