Ernest Entwistle Cheesman

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Ernest Entwistle Cheesman (21 September 1898 Wood Green - 9 January 1983 Weybridge), was an English botanist noted for his work on the family Musaceae.wikipedia
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Musaceae

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Ernest Entwistle Cheesman (21 September 1898 Wood Green - 9 January 1983 Weybridge), was an English botanist noted for his work on the family Musaceae. Returning to England he worked on the taxonomy of Musaceae at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew during the 1940s.
In this clearing up of the taxonomy, Ernest Entwistle Cheesman in 1947 revived the genus name Ensete which had been published in 1862, by Horaninow, but had not been accepted.

Ensete

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As a result of his studies he revived the genus Ensete in 1947 (Kew Bull.
However, the genus did not receive general recognition until 1947 when it was revived by E. E. Cheesman in the first of a series of papers in the Kew Bulletin on the classification of the bananas, with a total of 25 species.

Musa (genus)

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Cheesman made it clear that there are no wild Musa native to Africa, only Ensete, and that Ensete is monocarpic, has large seeds and 9 haploid chromosomes.
Ernest Entwistle Cheesman carried out a major revision of the Musaceae in the 1940s.

Wood Green

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Ernest Entwistle Cheesman (21 September 1898 Wood Green - 9 January 1983 Weybridge), was an English botanist noted for his work on the family Musaceae.

Weybridge

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Ernest Entwistle Cheesman (21 September 1898 Wood Green - 9 January 1983 Weybridge), was an English botanist noted for his work on the family Musaceae.

Trinidad

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Cheesman collected in Trinidad and Tobago in 1925-1937, working as professor of botany at the Trinidad Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture and publishing Flora of Trinidad and Tobago with R. O. Williams in 1929.

Tobago

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Cheesman collected in Trinidad and Tobago in 1925-1937, working as professor of botany at the Trinidad Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture and publishing Flora of Trinidad and Tobago with R. O. Williams in 1929.

Theobroma cacao

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He became interested in the cultivation of cocoa while in Trinidad and wrote a number of papers on the subject -

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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Returning to England he worked on the taxonomy of Musaceae at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew during the 1940s.

Monocarpic

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Cheesman made it clear that there are no wild Musa native to Africa, only Ensete, and that Ensete is monocarpic, has large seeds and 9 haploid chromosomes.

Cheesman

Ernest Entwistle Cheesman (1898–1983), English botanist specialising in Musaceae

Ensete ventricosum

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Musa banksii

M. banksii
The first one to note an affinity with Musa acuminata was Ernest E. Cheesman in 1948.