Haryana Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Haryana (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre,Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Musa paradisiaca Linn.

Family: Musaceae Genus: Musa Species: Musa paradisiaca Linn.( केला )






Synonym Musa sapientum Linn. Flower Color Blue - Purple
Common Name Banana Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Banana Flowering Period Jan-Dec
Vernacular /Local Name Kela Fruiting Period Jan-Dec
Altitude Upto 2000 m Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit oblong, fleshy; seedless and longer in the cultivated varieties.
Habitat Tropical climate conditions Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Southeast Asia and western Pacific regions Bark Details
Distribution in Haryana Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Oblong
Description of Species Tree-like herb, up to 9 m in height. Leaf sheaths tubular, forming a thick trunk. Leaf blade oblong. Flower in spike drooping. Bracts opening in succession, ovate, concave, dark red, somewhat fleshy. Outer tepals, 5-toothed, fleshy, tinged pink. Inner tepals, ovate, acute, concave. Stamens 5. Fruit oblong, fleshy, seedless and longer in the cultivated varieties.) Leaf Details Leaf blade oblong.

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details