Musa rosacea Jacq.

 
  • Family : MUSACEAE
    (Banana Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KELA FAMILY (केला फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : MUSACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Musa balbisiana Colla
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Musa balbisiana Colla
  • Common name : Banana, Kadali, Plantain
  • Vernacular name : Jangli-kela (Marathi); Kadalivazha, Shethrakadali, Vazha (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist valleys along streams
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated for its leaves and fruits.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Mysuru district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • 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 rosacea. Downloaded on 2 April 2020.

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