Musa acuminata

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Name and publication

Musa acuminata Colla, Mem. Gen. Musa 66 (1820).

Description

The inflorescence stalk of the banana is sold as “banana stick” in the potpourri trade, 4-15 cm long, knotted on opposite sides. Rolled banana leaves are also used, 7-8 cm long, tied together with fibers.

Nativity and distribution

Musa acuminata is native to Africa and tropical Asia.

Family

Musaceae