Musa paradisiaca L.

 
  • Family : MUSACEAE
    (Banana Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KELA FAMILY (केला फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : MUSACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Musa paradisiaca L.
  • Common name : Plankton, Banana, Kadali, Plantain
  • Vernacular name : Kele-ka-pedh, Kayla (Hindi); Baale hannu, Baale gida, Baaleh hannu (Kannada); Arati (Telugu); Vazhai (Tamil); Kadali (Sanskrit); Kela (Marathi); Kadalivazha, Shethrakadali, Vazha (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Cultivated throughout.
  • Comments / notes : Runs wild and occurs in deep ravines
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in Tropics.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Musa paradisiaca. Downloaded on 5 June 2020.

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