Musa velutina H.Wendl. & Drude, Gartenflora 24: 65 1875. (Syn: Musa dasycarpa Kurz);
E. Himalaya to Assam as per WCSP;
Assam; Costa Rica; East Himalaya; Myanmar; Puerto Rico as per Catalogue of Life;

The omnipresent plantain tree 

While in Miao, we came across the plantain tree- both wild and cultivated, some of them with clusters of red fruits, some tall and some tiny, almost dwarf-like in different locations – the forest path, hill slopes, beside streams – they seemed to be everywhere.

Take a look at these pics which should give you some idea about picturesque Miao with its dense greenery, swiftly flowing river and unique bio-diversity.

Miao, Arunachal Pradesh

19-23 Jul 2010

I think it is red banana on the first photo , if i am not wrong

Yes …, the pink banana is Musa velutina


Wayanad flora #13 | red banana plant: Date/Time-10 Jan 2011
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Sulthan Battery, Waynaad, Kerala
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/  Garden
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb
Height/Length-approx – 6 feet
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Shape – ~ Plaintian leaf

This is Musa velutina, the ornamental ‘Pink Velvet Banana’.


Duars : Musa velutina H.Wendl. & Drude : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
yet another interesting plant from Duars.
  1. /species/m—z/m/musaceae/musa/musa-velutina

Really very interesting plant (and the fruit as well). Thanks … for introducing this plant with me


Plants from Northeast Tour 2017: Musa for specific id.. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Please suggest specific id of this Musa recorded from Assam..
Musa velutina..?

Musa velutina


Id for this Musa. Assam 2 : 2 images- 2 Mb each.
4.6.17 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2) – 2 MB each.

Musa velutina

Swamy/New series/ID/41 : ID of the Banana plant : Musa velutina: 4 images.
I am forwarding herewith photographs of wild banana photographed in USA, last week (9.10.21). For me the plant looks like Musa velutina. Please confirm the ID or suggest a new ID.

Net images says ID is Ok !



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