The typical representation of banana on a topographical map.

Banana

The typical representation of banana on a topographical map.

An illustration of a large banana plant. Banana is the common name for a fruit and also the herbaceous plants of the genus Musa which produce this commonly eaten fruit. They are native to the tropical region of Southeast Asia. Bananas are likely to have been first domesticated in Papua New Guinea. Today, they are cultivated throughout the tropics.

Banana Plant

An illustration of a large banana plant. Banana is the common name for a fruit and also the herbaceous…

Musa cavendishii is a variety of banana tree. The leaves are oblong and deep green. The tree grows between five and six feet tall.

Musa Cavendishii

Musa cavendishii is a variety of banana tree. The leaves are oblong and deep green. The tree grows between…

Musa superba is a variety of the banana or plantain tree. This tree has a pseudo-stem swollen at the base. The tree grows fourteen feet tall.

Flowering Plant and Detached Flower of Musa Superba

Musa superba is a variety of the banana or plantain tree. This tree has a pseudo-stem swollen at the…