Musa

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Musa' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/musa/). Accessed 2021-12-05.

Family

  • Musaceae

Common Names

  • Banana
  • Plantain

Species in genus

Glossary

rhizome
Persistent horizontal subterranean stem bearing roots and shoots. rhizomatous Having or resembling a rhizome.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Musa' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/musa/). Accessed 2021-12-05.

A genus of herbaceous monocotyledons attaining, in some species, a giant size and tree-like aspect. The leaves and flower-stalks spring from a rhizome, the apparent aerial stem being made up of the sheathing leaf-bases. For an account of the cultivated bananas (Musa and Ensete) see Baileya, Vol. 5 (1957), pp. 167-194.