Musa corms

Peter Taggart
Mon, 04 Jun 2012 05:17:17 PDT
Please, could there be some clarification here?
Peter (UK)

Jim's ealier email....
Dear Friends,
       All members of the family Musaceae and the related
Zingiberales have rhizomes. Although somewhat modified in bananas, it
is very obvious in Cannas, Gingers, Heliconias and other relatives.

       Just the way it is.             Best            Jim W.

On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 6:11 AM, Tim Chapman <>wrote:

> Dylan,
> Again it all boils down to limiting definitions and diversity.  Given the
> definitions available and the history of use most Musa have corms, some
> have rhizomes.  Now clearly a Musa corm does not fit into the definition
> you refer to in regards to depletion of and reforming a new corm etc.  My
> main point is that in Musa taxonomy a distinction is made between the two.
> @ Waddick, the foremost authority on and taxonomist of Musa refers to
> corms in his literature.  The use of the term is valid.

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