Monographs Details: Musa
Authority: Mori, S. A., et al. 1997. Guide to the vascular plants of central French Guiana: Part 1. Pteridophytes, gymnosperms, and monocotyledons. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 76: 1-422.
Description:Genus Description - A single genus in the New World. The generic description same as the description of the family.
Large herbs, 3-4 m tall. Leaf blade entire, often frayed,
ca. 100 X 55 cm. Fruits first green, then yellow or red, seedless,
edible. Cultivated but occasionally seeming to be part
of the native flora. Bacove (Creole), banana (English), banane
(fruit), bananier (plant) (French).