Musa fitzalanii F.Muell., 1875:188

Daintree's River banana



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Musa fitzalani F.Muell., 1875:188


Conservation Status


Last record: 1875 or before



"Daintree's River", Queensland, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

von Mueller, Ferdinand. (1875). "Musaceae". Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae (in Latin) 9: 188-190.


Other references:

Department of the Environment. (2015). Musa fitzalanii in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Thu, 5 Feb 2015 23:14:54 +1100.

George, A. S., ed. 1980–. Flora of Australia.

Häkkinen, M. & H. Väre. 2008. Typification and check-list of Musa L. names (Musaceae) with nomenclatural notes. Adansonia sér. 3, 30:76.

Hnatiuk, R.J. (1990). Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series 11: 1-650.

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Ross, E.M. (1987). Musaceae. In: Flora of Australia. 45:16-19. Canberra: AGPS.

Simmonds, N.W. (1956). Botanical Results of the Banana Collecting Expedition, 1954-5. Kew Bulletin. 11(3): 463-489.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.


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