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Musa acuminata (edible banana)

Wikipedia Abstract

Musa acuminata is a species of banana native to Southeast Asia. Most of the modern edible dessert bananas belong to this species, although some are hybrids with Musa balbisiana. First cultivated by humans at around 8000 BC, it is one of the early examples of domesticated plants.
View Wikipedia Record: Musa acuminata



Height [1]  9.8 feet (3 m)
Edible [1]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [1]  Hermaphrodite
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [1]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Herb
View Plants For A Future Record : Musa acuminata

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  
Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve VI 921676 Ecuador  
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Refugio de Vida Silvestre Reserva Karen Mogensen F. Nature Reserve 1866 Costa Rica  


Alectura lathami (Australian Brushturkey)[3]
Aspidiotus destructor (coconut scale)[4]
Caligo eurilochus (Owl butterfly)[5]
Caligo idomeneus (Owl butterfly)[5]
Caligo illioneus (Owl butterfly)[5]
Caligo memnon (Giant owl butterfly)[5]
Caligo oileus[5]
Caligo placidianus (Owl butterfly)[5]
Caligo prometheus (Owl butterfly)[5]
Cania bilinea[5]
Cheromettia lohor[5]
Cheromettia sumatrensis[5]
Diaspis boisduvalii (boisduval scale)[4]
Dynastor darius (The leaf butterfly)[5]
Dysmicoccus grassii[4]
Erionota thrax (banana skipper)[5]
Hemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale)[4]
Hemiberlesia rapax (greedy scale)[4]
Kophene cuprea[5]
Levuana iridescens[5]
Opogona sacchari (Banana Moth)[5]
Opsiphanes bogotanus[5]
Opsiphanes cassiae[5]
Opsiphanes tamarindi (Butterfly)[5]
Phauda flammans[5]
Platyrrhinus lineatus (white-lined broad-nosed bat)[6]
Presbytis comata (grizzled leaf monkey)[7]
Thosea unifascia[5]
Trachycentra calamias[5]
Trachypithecus auratus (Javan langur)[7]


Parasitized by 
Criconema mutabile <Unverified Name>[8]
Filenchus exiguus <Unverified Name>[8]
Helicotylenchus californicus <Unverified Name>[8]
Helicotylenchus dihystera <Unverified Name>[8]
Helicotylenchus multicinctus[8]
Ottolenchus discrepans <Unverified Name>[8]


Tanzania (Pemba), Trop. & Subtrop. Asia;



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1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
5HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
6Vampyrops lineatus, Michael R. Willig and Robert R. Hollander, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 275, pp. 1-4 (1987)
7The Diversity of Plants as Feed Resources for the Java Gibbon (Hylobates moloch), Grizzled Langur (Presbytis cornata), and Silver Langur (Trachypithecus auratus) In Gunung Halimun National Park, Wartika Rosa Farida and Harun, Jurnal Primatologi Indonesia, Vol. 3, No. 2, Desember 2000, p.:55-61
8Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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