Velvet Pink Banana
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Velvet Pink Banana
ative Photo: Tabish
Common name: Velvet Pink Banana
Botanical name: Musa velutina    Family: Musaceae (Banana family)

Velvet Pink Banana is an interesting dwarf species of banana, growing only 4-6 ft tall. It bears somewhat waxy leaves which are quite large and can grow to 1-2 ft long. The flowers are pink to orange. The most ornamental part of the plant is its fruits, dwarf bananas, which are a bright, velvety pink and last for months at a time. Fruits are covered with thin hairs. They are edible and quite sweet, but also full of seeds. Velvet Pink Banana is found in East Himalaya, including Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Manipur & Arunachal Pradesh.

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