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Musa laterita grove in the garden. Note almost vertical growth of leaves

 

Musa laterita

Plant habit: Elegant banana producing suckers at a distance from the main stem base. Stems are slender and grow up to 6ft tall. Leaves do not spread. Petioles and leaf midrib coloured reddish brown. Elegant banana producing suckers at a distance from the main stem base. Stems are slender and grow up to 6ft tall. Leaves do not spread. Petioles and leaf midrib coloured reddish brown.

Flowering habit: As  the stem reaches maturity, an erect inflorescence develops from the apical portion of the stem.  This is very colourful with the bracts a bright salmon-red colour. A notable feature is the yellowish green colour of the bract tips. Small green fruits develop which sometimes mature and produce seeds. As  the stem reaches maturity, an erect inflorescence develops from the apical portion of the stem.  This is very colourful with the bracts a bright salmon-red colour. A notable feature is the yellowish green colour of the bract tips. Small green fruits develop which sometimes mature and produce seeds.

Culture: Rich organic compost. Pot/tub culture produces flowering plants. Excellent for outdoor culture where weather and space for the suckers permits. Grows well with liberal fertilising when established Rich organic compost. Pot/tub culture produces flowering plants. Excellent for outdoor culture where weather and space for the suckers permits. Grows well with liberal fertilising when established

Habitat distribution:  Northeast India/Assam region?

Ethnobotany:  Not known

   

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