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Musa ensete

 

Ethiopian Banana, Abyssinian Banana, False Banana, Ensete

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassZingiberidaeGingers and related plants
OrderZingiberalesginger, cardamom, turmeric, galangal, myoga, bananas, arrowroot, and others
FamilyMusaceae
GenusMusa
Speciesensete

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Musa ensete (Ethiopian Banana, Abyssinian Banana, False Banana, Ensete)

8/31/2013 · Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA
≈ 31 × 47" (79 × 119 cm)

Musa ensete (Ethiopian Banana, Abyssinian Banana, False Banana, Ensete)

The ensete is the large green and purple leaves. Also present are varietes of celosia and coleus. · 8/31/2013 · Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA