Yet another new wild banana

Musa velutina subsp. markkuana (photo taken by Markku Häkkinen in Calicut, India)
Musa velutina subsp. markkuana (photo taken by Markku Häkkinen in Calicut, India)
In the latest installment of our never-ending quest to keep you up to date with banana taxonomy, and bring you photos of beautiful crop wild relatives at the same time, meet Musa velutina subsp. markkuana , a just-published new subspecies from northeastern India. If that subspecific name sounds kinda familiar, it’s because you may have read about former sea captain and current Musa taxonomist extraordinaire Markku Häkkinen here before.

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