Blood banana

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The blood banana (Musa acuminata var. zebrina), is a variety of the wild banana Musa acuminata native to Sumatra, Indonesia.wikipedia
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Musa acuminata

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zebrina), is a variety of the wild banana Musa acuminata native to Sumatra, Indonesia.
Musa acuminata subsp. zebrina (Van Houtte) R. E. Nasution

East African Highland bananas

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Introduced eastward to Africa, they became the ancestors for the genetically distinct and commercially important East African Highland bananas (Mutika/Lujugira subgroup of the AAA group).
Their paternal parent is the blood banana subspecies (M. acuminata ssp.

Musa (genus)

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M acuminata ssp. zebrina [= M. sumatrana] – blood banana

Variety (botany)

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zebrina), is a variety of the wild banana Musa acuminata native to Sumatra, Indonesia.

Sumatra

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zebrina), is a variety of the wild banana Musa acuminata native to Sumatra, Indonesia.

Indonesia

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zebrina), is a variety of the wild banana Musa acuminata native to Sumatra, Indonesia. Blood bananas are native to Java, Indonesia.

Ornamental plant

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The blood banana is an ornamental plant, named for the dark red patches on its leaves, though its small-seeded fruits are also edible.

Synonym (taxonomy)

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It was once classified as separate species under the now invalid names (synonyms) Musa zebrina and Musa sumatrana.

World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

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The variety is not accepted by some sources, including the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, which regards it as part of the nominate subspecies of Musa acuminata, M. acuminata subsp.

Red banana

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The blood banana is also known as the red banana tree, though it should not be confused with the red banana cultivar.

Cultivar

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The blood banana is also known as the red banana tree, though it should not be confused with the red banana cultivar.

Common name

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Other common names in English include seeded red banana, Sumatra ornamental banana, and maroon-variegated banana plant.

English language

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Other common names in English include seeded red banana, Sumatra ornamental banana, and maroon-variegated banana plant.

Spanish language

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They are also known as banano rojo in Spanish, ゼブリナバナナ in Japanese, กล้วยมะนี in Thai, and chuối kiểng in Vietnamese.

Japanese language

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They are also known as banano rojo in Spanish, ゼブリナバナナ in Japanese, กล้วยมะนี in Thai, and chuối kiểng in Vietnamese.

Thai language

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They are also known as banano rojo in Spanish, ゼブリナバナナ in Japanese, กล้วยมะนี in Thai, and chuối kiểng in Vietnamese.

Vietnamese language

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They are also known as banano rojo in Spanish, ゼブリナバナナ in Japanese, กล้วยมะนี in Thai, and chuối kiểng in Vietnamese.

Plant stem

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Their pseudostems are characteristically very slender.

Java

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Blood bananas are native to Java, Indonesia.

Southeast Asia

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They are notable for being one of the earliest banana subspecies to be spread by humans out of Southeast Asia.

Africa

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Introduced eastward to Africa, they became the ancestors for the genetically distinct and commercially important East African Highland bananas (Mutika/Lujugira subgroup of the AAA group).

List of banana cultivars

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Introduced eastward to Africa, they became the ancestors for the genetically distinct and commercially important East African Highland bananas (Mutika/Lujugira subgroup of the AAA group).

Hawaii

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It is probably the only seeded banana to ever be introduced into Hawaii before European contact.

Hawaiian language

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It is known as the maia oa in Hawaiian, though the name is also applied to the species Musa balbisiana, which was introduced later on.

Musa balbisiana

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It is known as the maia oa in Hawaiian, though the name is also applied to the species Musa balbisiana, which was introduced later on.