Martha's exotic Backyard in Israel

Musa acuminata,Musa cavendishii, Musa chinensis, Musa zebrina,
Banana, موز ,Mawz ,מוז, בננה

Scientific name:  Musa acuminata Colla
Synonym name:  Musa cavendishii Lamb. ex Paxton, Musa chinensis Lamb. ex Paxton, Musa zebrina Van Houtte ex Planch.
Common name:  Edible banana, Banana
Hebrew name:  מוז, בננה
Arabic name:  موز, Mawz
Family:  Musaceae, מוזיים

Musa acuminata,Musa cavendishii, Musa chinensis, Musa zebrina, Banana, موز ,Mawz ,מוז, בננה

Life form:  Biennial herbaceous plant
Stems:   6oo - 760 cm tall; stalks grow from the rhizome; pseudostem, a false stem made of the rolled bases of leaves; approximately 44 leaves will appear before the inflorescence
Leaves:  270 cm x 60 cm, Oblong, elliptic, spirally arranged
Inflorescence:  Terminal, one flower cluster; many bracts between rows of flowers; female flowers (which can develop into fruit) appear in rows further up the stem from the rows of male flowers
Flowers:  White flowers clustered in whorled double rows along a floral stalk, each cluster covered by a thick, waxy, hoodlike bract, purple outside, deep-red within
Fruits:  Young fruits, technically "berries", develop from the female flowers, into slender green fingers and turn to yellow
Origin:  Indo-Malaysian

Martha's backyard, exotic flowers, Musa acuminata,Musa cavendishii, Musa chinensis, Musa zebrina, Banana, موز ,Mawz ,מוז, בננה


Derivation of the botanical name:
Musa, named after Antonius Musa (63 - 14BCE), a botanist and physician to Augustus (63 BCE - 14CE), the first Roman emperor.
acuminata, acumino, to make pointed, to sharpen; tapering gradually to a point.
cavendishii, named in honour of William Cavendish (1790 - 1858), 6th Duke of Devonshire, who acquired an early specimen, which he raised in his glasshouse.
chinensis, Chinese.
zebrina, Latin, zebra, striped.
  • The standard author abbreviation Colla is used to indicate Luigi Aloysius Colla (1766 – 1848), an Italian botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Lamb. is used to indicate Aylmer Bourke Lambert (1761 – 1842), a British botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Paxton is used to indicate Joseph Paxton (1803 – 1865), an English gardener and architect, best known for designing The Crystal Palace.
  • The standard author abbreviation Van Houtte is used to indicate Louis Benoit Van Houtte (1810 – 1876), a Belgian horticulturist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Planch. is used to indicate Jules Émile Planchon (182 – 1888), a French botanist.
After 2 years the plant produces fruit and then dies.They produce offsets to keep the lineage going.

Martha's backyard, exotic flowers, Musa acuminata,Musa cavendishii, Musa chinensis, Musa zebrina, Banana, موز ,Mawz ,מוז, בננה


Martha's backyard, exotic flowers,Musa acuminata,Musa cavendishii, Musa chinensis, Musa zebrina, Banana, موز ,Mawz ,מוז, בננה