The banana knowledge compendium
Featured page - Tropical race 4 (TR4)
How well do you know the banana?
How was the banana domesticated?
What is the scientific name of the banana?
What is a banana mat?
Which country is the largest producer of bananas?
Which part of the banana plant is called sucker?
What is the natural range of wild bananas?
What is a checklist of banana cultivars?
Are Plantains a type of banana?
How do scientists classify banana cultivars?
Most popular page - The morphology of the banana plant
Musa acuminata ssp. banksii is one of the wild bananas whose genetic signature is found in edible bananas, especially those from the New Guinea area.
Throughout the website, banana refers to both the sweet types that are eaten raw and the starchy ones that are cooked. Find out why we don't say banana and plantain.