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Ornamental Flowering Banana - Pink

Musa Ornata


The Musa ornata originated in Southeast Asia and is cultivated for its commercial and ornamental value. Plants grow to a height of 5 to 10 ft . The plants have green foliage with pink tones throughout. The leaves can grow to be 6 ft long, 14 inches wide and can be used for tropical cut flower arrangements. It produces pink flowers and small, dark pink or crimson fruit. The fruit type is a banana that is seeded and inedible. Is a yellow-orange inflorence whose male and female flowers both tend to be 3-5 per bract in a single row, varying up to about 7 per cluster. The anthers of the male flowers are purple while the female style is green.

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Spotted on Mar 25, 2012
Submitted on Apr 16, 2012

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