|Better Farming Series 18 - Bananas (FAO - INADES, 1977, 27 p.)|
|Description of the banana plant|
The flowers of the banana plant form a large spike (see Booklet No. 3, page 6).
It turns downward to the soil and opens. It hears male and female flowers.
The spike comes out of the apparent trunk and turns to the ground
You can see:
- the female flowers pressed closely together in the shape of hands.
The bunch is formed; the hands are turning up.
- a red bud at the end of the spike containing the male flowers; the male flowers die quickly and the bud slowly becomes smaller.
The flowers is opening