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Musa acuminata (edible banana)

Wikipedia Abstract

Musa acuminata is a species of banana native to Southeast Asia. Most of the modern edible dessert bananas belong to this species, although some are hybrids with Musa balbisiana. First cultivated by humans at around 8000 BC, it is one of the early examples of domesticated plants.
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Infraspecies

Attributes

Edible [1]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [1]  Hermaphrodite
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [1]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Herb
Height [1]  9.84 feet (3 m)
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  
Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve VI 921676 Ecuador  
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Refugio de Vida Silvestre Reserva Karen Mogensen F. Nature Reserve 1866 Costa Rica  

Predators

Consumers

Distribution

Tanzania (Pemba), Trop. & Subtrop. Asia;

External References

USDA Plant Profile

Photos

Citations

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1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
5HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
6Vampyrops lineatus, Michael R. Willig and Robert R. Hollander, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 275, pp. 1-4 (1987)
7The Diversity of Plants as Feed Resources for the Java Gibbon (Hylobates moloch), Grizzled Langur (Presbytis cornata), and Silver Langur (Trachypithecus auratus) In Gunung Halimun National Park, Wartika Rosa Farida and Harun, Jurnal Primatologi Indonesia, Vol. 3, No. 2, Desember 2000, p.:55-61
8Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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