Musa (genus)

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Musa is one of two or three genera in the family Musaceae; it includes bananas and plantains.wikipedia
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Banana

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Musa is one of two or three genera in the family Musaceae; it includes bananas and plantains.
A banana is an edible fruit – botanically a berry – produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa.

Cooking banana

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Musa is one of two or three genera in the family Musaceae; it includes bananas and plantains.
Cooking bananas are banana cultivars in the genus Musa whose fruits are generally used in cooking.

Tree

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Though they grow as high as trees, banana and plantain plants are not woody and their apparent "stem" is made up of the bases of the huge leaf stalks.
In wider definitions, the taller palms, tree ferns, bananas, and bamboos are also trees.

Musaceae

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Musa is one of two or three genera in the family Musaceae; it includes bananas and plantains.
In most treatments, the family has three genera, Musella, Musa and Ensete.

Antonius Musa

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Some sources assert that Musa is named for Antonius Musa, physician to the Emperor Augustus.
Musa, the plant group which includes the banana, the plantain and numerous other species, was apparently named after him.

Musa acuminata

M. acuminataappledessert banana
The giving of species names to what are actually very complex, largely asexual, hybrids (mostly of two species of wild bananas, Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana) led to endless confusion in banana botany.
Musa acuminata belongs to section Musa (formerly Eumusa) of the genus Musa.

Musa beccarii

M. beccarii
M. beccarii N.W.Simmonds [A]
Musa beccarii is a species of wild banana (genus Musa), found in Malaysia, in Sabah (in the northern part of the island of Borneo).

Musa boman

M. boman
M. boman Argent [A]
Musa boman is a species of wild banana (genus Musa), native to the West Sepik (Sandaun) Province of Papua New Guinea, in the eastern portion of the island of New Guinea.

Musa borneensis

M. borneensis
M. borneensis Becc. [C]
Musa borneensis is a species of wild banana (genus Musa), native to the island of Borneo, in the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak.

Musa bauensis

M. bauensis
M. bauensis Häkkinen & Meekiong [C]
Musa bauensis is a species of wild banana (genus Musa), native to Sarawak, Malaysia.

Musa campestris

M. campestris
M. campestris Becc. [C]
Musa campestris is a species of wild banana (genus Musa), native to the island of Borneo, in the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak.

Musa azizii

M. azizii
M. azizii Häkkinen
Musa azizii is a species of wild banana (genus Musa), native to Sarawak, Malaysia.

Musa barioensis

M. barioensis
M. barioensis Häkkinen
Musa barioensis is a species of wild banana (genus Musa), native to Sarawak, Malaysia.

Musa fitzalanii

M. fitzalanii
M. fitzalanii F.Muell. [A] – extinct
Musa fitzalanii is a species of wild banana (genus Musa), which was native to north-east Queensland, Australia, but is now believed to be extinct.

Musa exotica

M. exotica
M. exotica R.V.Valmayor [C]
Musa exotica is a species of wild banana (genus Musa), native to Vietnam.

Fe'i banana

Fe'i banana cultivarsM.'' × ''troglodytarumMusa × troglodytarum
M. × troglodytarum L. [A] – the cultivated Fe'i bananas
Fe'i bananas (also spelt Fehi or Féi) are cultivated plants in the genus Musa, used mainly for their fruit.

Giant leopard moth

Musa species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species, including the giant leopard moth and other Hypercompe species, including H. albescens (only recorded on Musa), H. eridanus, and H. icasia.

Musa gracilis

M. gracilis
M. gracilis Holttum [C]
Musa gracilis is a species of wild banana (genus Musa), native to Peninsular Malaysia.

Musa lolodensis

M. lolodensis
M. lolodensis Cheesman [A]
Musa lolodensis is a species of wild banana (genus Musa), occurring naturally from the Moluccas through to New Guinea.

Musa bukensis

M. bukensis
M. bukensis Argent [A]
Musa bukensis is a species of wild banana (genus Musa) from the Solomon Islands.

Musa lawitiensis

M. lawitiensis
M. lawitiensis Nasution & Supard. [C]
Musa lawitiensis is a species of wild banana (genus Musa), native to the island of Borneo (both the Indonesian and Malaysian portions).

Musa lokok

M. lokok
M. lokok Geri & Ng
Musa lokok is a species of wild banana (genus Musa), native to Sarawak, on the island of Borneo.

Musa peekelii

M. peekelii
M. peekelii Lauterb. [A]
Musa peekelii is a species of wild banana (genus Musa), native to eastern New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago.

Musa basjoo

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M. basjoo Siebold & Zucc. ex Iinuma – Japanese fiber banana, hardy banana
Musa basjoo, known variously as Japanese banana, Japanese fibre banana or hardy banana, is a species belonging to the genus Musa.

Musa balbisiana

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The giving of species names to what are actually very complex, largely asexual, hybrids (mostly of two species of wild bananas, Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana) led to endless confusion in banana botany.
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