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Banana tree


Has bananas growing on it


Geographic area of origin: Southeast Asia


Common uses/hazards/importance: Food, large leaves are used as umbrellas/ none/ high in potassium, which reduce blood pressure, reduced death by stroke. unique growth habits, conspicuous foliage, inflorescence, and its fruit Date and method of arrival in Hawaii:The Polynesian seafarers in 1350 introduced the bananas Indigenous? No Endemic? No Invasive? No Other interesting historical, cultural, or ecological information: Brunches of green bananas surrounding a green coconut in a trey from an important part of traditional offerings to the Buddha. During the period of slavery they would roast green bananas which were believed to almost the sustenance of bread.

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Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

Hi kara.muraoka2013. I have to ask you again to be serious. If you keep spaming us with favorites and dumb comments you could be banned

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