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Musa spp., banana, plantain

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Taxonomy

cellular organisms - Eukaryota - Viridiplantae - Streptophyta - Streptophytina - Embryophyta - Tracheophyta - Euphyllophyta - Spermatophyta - Magnoliophyta - Liliopsida - commelinids - Zingiberales - Musaceae - Musa - Eumusa -
 
Species important for domestication/cultivation:
 
Musa acuminata (wild and cultivated bananas)
Musa balbisiana (wild banana)
Musa x paradisiaca (plantains)
 
Wild non-edible/ornamental banana plants:
 
Musa banksii (f'ai taemanu)
Musa basjoo (Japanese fiber banana)
Musa formosana
Musa itinerans
Musa nagensium
Musa rosacea
Musa schizocarpa
Musa tonkinensis
Musa yunnanensis

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Growth stages (life cycle)

Life Cycle Stages

Flowering banana plant

A banana plant with ripening fruit bunch. A sucker is growing from the base of the stem which will form a replacement plant after fruit is harvested and the mother plant cut down.

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