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Old 05-25-2016, 11:46 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Default Re: Are these bananas Muso Basjo?

Some more information about the Musa Basjoo from Medicinal Plant Images Database - Record page

Description Perennial fascicular herbs, 2.5-4m tall. Petiole stubby, as long as 30cm; blades oblong, 2-3m long, 25-30m wide, apex obtuse, base circular or asymmetric, leaf surface emerald green, glossy. Inflorescence terminal, nutant; bracts rufous or purple, male flower borne in upper inflorescence, female flower borne in below inflorescence; female flowers 10-16 in one bract, 2 rows; gamophyllous tepal 4-4.5cm long, 5(3+2) dentate, free tepal equilong to gamophyllous tepal, apex cuspidate. Berry trigonous, oblong, 5-7cm long, 3-5 angled, nearly sessile, fleshy, inner numerous seeds. Seeds black, verrucose and irregularly angled, 6-8mm wide. Flowering: August to September.
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