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Ornamental Banana

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Family Musaceae
Name Musa velutina
Common Names Ornamental banana, Self peeling banana
Etymology
Musa From Arabic mauz meaning banana.

  See also:  Trees & shrubs

This sub-tropical plant is a close relative of the edible banana. Dark pink bracts open to reveal yellow / cream flowers which is followed dark pink fruits. When the fruits are ripe, the peel open to reveal white flesh that is full of shiny black seeds.


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