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close this bookBetter Farming Series 18 - Bananas (FAO - INADES, 1977, 27 p.)
close this folderDescription of the banana plant
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View the documentApparent trunk
View the documentUnderground stem and roots
View the documentLeaves
View the documentFlowers
View the documentFruit
View the documentDigging the planting holes
View the documentPlanting the suckers


The banana plant has large leaves closely rolled up one over the other. Together they look like a trunk, but they form only an apparent trunk.

Banana leaf

Inside it there is a bud which produces leaves.

After 7 or 8 months, when some 30 leaves have grown, the bud produces flowers.