Ensete

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Ensete is a genus of monocarpic flowering plants native to tropical regions of Africa and Asia.wikipedia
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Banana

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It is one of the two genera in the banana family, Musaceae, and includes the false banana or enset (E. ventricosum), an economically important food crop in Ethiopia.
It can also refer to members of the genus Ensete, such as the snow banana (Ensete glaucum) and the economically important false banana (Ensete ventricosum). Both genera are in the banana family, Musaceae.

Musaceae

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It is one of the two genera in the banana family, Musaceae, and includes the false banana or enset (E. ventricosum), an economically important food crop in Ethiopia.
In most treatments, the family has three genera, Musella, Musa and Ensete.

Ernest Entwistle Cheesman

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However, the genus did not receive general recognition until 1947 when it was revived by E. E. Cheesman in the first of a series of papers in the Kew Bulletin on the classification of the bananas, with a total of 25 species.
As a result of his studies he revived the genus Ensete in 1947 (Kew Bull.

List of Ethiopian and Eritrean dishes and foods

List of Ethiopian dishes and foods
Ensete – An economically important food crop in Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Musa (genus)

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Musa (genus)
Ensete (false bananas); for more information about Musella, also see Ensete

Genus

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Ensete is a genus of monocarpic flowering plants native to tropical regions of Africa and Asia.

Monocarpic

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Ensete is a genus of monocarpic flowering plants native to tropical regions of Africa and Asia.

Flowering plant

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Ensete is a genus of monocarpic flowering plants native to tropical regions of Africa and Asia.

Native plant

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Ensete is a genus of monocarpic flowering plants native to tropical regions of Africa and Asia.

Ensete ventricosum

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It is one of the two genera in the banana family, Musaceae, and includes the false banana or enset (E. ventricosum), an economically important food crop in Ethiopia.

Kew Bulletin

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However, the genus did not receive general recognition until 1947 when it was revived by E. E. Cheesman in the first of a series of papers in the Kew Bulletin on the classification of the bananas, with a total of 25 species.

Taxon

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Taxonomically, the genus Ensete has shrunk since Cheesman revived the taxon.

Synonym (taxonomy)

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Cheesman acknowledged that field study might reveal synonymy and the most recent review of the genus by Simmonds (1960) listed just six.

China

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Recently the number has increased to seven as the Flora of China has, not entirely convincingly, reinstated Ensete wilsonii.

Thailand

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There is one species in Thailand, somewhat resembling E. superbum, that has not been formally described, and possibly other Asian species.

Madagascar

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Ensete perrieri - endemic to Madagascar but intriguingly like the Asian E. glaucum

Ensete glaucum

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Ensete glaucum - widespread in Asia from India to Papua New Guinea

Ensete superbum

Ensete superbum - Western Ghats of India

Yunnan

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Ensete wilsonii - Yunnan, China, but doubtfully distinct from E. glaucum

List of Southern African indigenous trees and woody lianes

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List of Southern African indigenous trees

True plantains

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Plantain

James Bruce

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History of Africa

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Omotic speakers domesticated enset around 6500–5500 BC. Around 7000 BC, the settlers of the Ethiopian highlands domesticated donkeys, and by 4000 BC domesticated donkeys had spread to Southwest Asia.

Spirit possession

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This formula involves the preparation and consumption of a dish of ensete, butter, and red pepper.