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Plantain (Musa paradisiaca)

Pisang tanduk or plantain (Musa paradisiaca) is a species of plant in the Musaceae, a giant herb with large elongated leaves, 2-9 meters high, pseudo stem consisting of leaves and bases that fuse and grow to form colonies in various habitats.

M. paradisiaca has flowers at the end of the stem and will die after flowering, but branches can develop from the base of the plant. The fruits are elongated and arranged in bunches with clusters arranged in fingers.

Dlium Plantain (Musa paradisiaca)


The skin is yellow when ripe, although some are orange, red, green, purple or black. Fruit as food is a source of energy and minerals, especially potassium.







Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Musaceae
Genus: Musa
Species: Musa paradisiaca

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