Scientific name: Musa paradisiaca

Bangla/local name: ‘Kachkala’






Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)

Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Liliopsida
Order Zingiberales
Family Musaceae
Genus Musa
Species paradisiaca

Botanical Description of Plantain




Habit: Annual giant herb

Root: Fibrous root system

Stem: Underground rhizome

Leaf: Simple, composed of leaf sheath and leaf blade. The leaf sheath forms the pseudostem

Inflorescence: Spadix

Flower: Three types of flower i.e. female, male and neuter are present

Fruit: Berry


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