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margins of adaxial groove erect, winged proximally.


pedicels short;

bracts of staminate flowers lanceolate or narrowly ovate, apex acute, abaxial surface yellow, red, or dull purple, adaxial surface yellow proximally, often yellow or dull purple distally.

Staminate flowers

white or cream.

Pistillate flowers

stigmas deep yellow or orange; each locule with 2 regular rows of ovules.


heavily blotched with brown or black.

Musa acuminata

Phenology Flowering all year.
Habitat Abandoned gardens and disturbed sites
Elevation 0–10 m [0–0 ft]
from FNA
FL; Mexico; Central America; West Indies; and South America; native; s Asia; Africa; Pacific Islands (; Oceania); native; s Asia [Introduced in North America]
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Parent taxa Musaceae > Musa
Sibling taxa
M. paradisiaca
Synonyms M. cavendishii
Name authority Colla: Memorie della Reale Accademia delle Scienze di Torino 25:66. (1820)
Source Flora of North America vol. 22.
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