1. Genus species: Musa spp
  2. Family: Musaceae
  3. English name:
  4. Chuukese name:
  5. Kosrean name:
  6. Pohnpeian name:
  7. Mwokilese name: Kaimana
  8. Yapese name:
  9. Growth form: tree
  10. Growth location: terrestrial
  11. Growth environment: cultivated garden
  12. Growth zone: tropical
  13. Average height: 4.0-9.5m
  14. Stem: non-woody, smooth, made from the tightly rolled leaf bases
  15. Leaf arrangement: whorled, simple
  16. Stipule:
  17. Petioles: .5m
  18. Leaf blade: Oblong, margin is entire, refuse tip, slightly shiny surface, parallel venation, light green 3.0-3.5m
  19. Infloresence: complex spike
  20. Floral bracts: ovate, reddish
  21. Flower: many clusters arranged spirally in two rows, do not encircle peduncle, lower basal 5-15 basal nodes produce female flowers, clusters of sterile flowers follows the lower basals, the upper or distal nodes produce male flowers(S.L. Kochar, Tropical Crops)
  22. Calyx: fused
  23. Corolla:undetermined
  24. Stamens: five on the male flowers which produce unfunctional pollen
  25. Ovary: inferior
  26. Pistil:
  27. Fruit: berry, endocarp fleshy, simple fruit, yellow when ripe green when not ripe
  28. Seed: none observed, reminants of ovule appear as brown specks in the center of the fruit
  29. Anything else: most imported and most widely grown tropical fruit. One of the oldest known fruit to mankind
  30. Cultural usage: Leaf is used for wrapping food and for Uhmw. Trunk of the banana is used for various medicinal purposes.