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musa acuminata


Banana tree have a huge reefs, and you can see the banana on the tree.@




Common name: banana Scientific name: musa acuminata Geographic area of origin: Malaysia Common uses/hazards/importance: food Distinguishing features: yucca Date and method of arrival in Hawaii: Bananas were brought from Malaysia to Hawaii by Polynesians. The banana was one of the 13 staple crops brought on the first journey from the South Pacific to Hawaii. Indigenous? no Endemic? no Invasive? no Other interesting historical, cultural, or ecological information: Hawaii is the only significant commercial producer of bananas in the U.S.

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