Cultivated Bananas

Some articles on banana, cultivated bananas, bananas:

Musa Balbisiana
... Musa balbisiana is a species of wild banana native to eastern South Asia, northern Southeast Asia and southern China ... It is one of the ancestors of modern cultivated bananas along with Musa acuminata ... It grows lush leaves in clumps and grows with a more upright habit than most cultivated bananas ...
Banana Cultivars - Classification of Cultivars
... Banana plants were originally classified by Linnaeus into two species, which he called Musa paradisiaca – those used as cooking bananas (plantains), and M ... sapientum – those used as dessert bananas ... The primary center of diversity of cultivated bananas is Southeast Asia ...

Famous quotes containing the words bananas and/or cultivated:

    I never liked bananas much anyway. Two-thirds of the way down even one banana I am willing to concede defeat smilingly and give the rest to the nearest monkey.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)

    ... if we look around us in social life and note down who are the faithful wives, the most patient and careful mothers, the most exemplary housekeepers, the model sisters, the wisest philanthropists, and the women of the most social influence, we will have to admit that most frequently they are women of cultivated minds, without which even warm hearts and good intentions are but partial influences.
    Mrs. H. O. Ward (1824–1899)