from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A natural family of treelike tropical Asian herbs including the banana tree.


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  • The understory is dominated by shrubs of Aphelandra micans, Besleria disgrega, Psycotria macrophylla, and Hoffmannia apodantha, together with large colonies of giant herbs such as Musaceae (Heliconia bihai, H. revoluta), Araceae (Dieffenbachia maculata), Marantaceae, and many ferns.

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  • Many tropical species in the Musaceae family (which includes bananas and bird-of-paradise) have some flowers which contain virtually no nectar, while others are richly endowed.

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  • The technical details regarding the use of asexual vegetative reproduction to propagate bananas are fascinating:The cultivated banana is often listed in botanical references as Musa x paradisiaca Musaceae, although it is actually a complex hybrid derived from two diploid Asian species, M. acuminata and M. balbisiana.

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  • Abaca, internationally known as Manila hemp, is a member of Musaceae family and has close resemblance to banana.

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  • It is the fruit of an herbaceous endogenous plant of the natural order _Musaceae_.

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  • There, at a single glance, the eye surveys majestic palms, humid forests of bambusa, and the varied species of Musaceae, while above these forms of tropical vegetation appear oaks, medlars, the sweet-brier, and umbelliferous plants, as in our

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  • Because of the banana shaped leaves and other plant characteristics Bird of Paradise is classified in the banana family Musaceae.


  • [[Zingiber]] (Ginger) is considered the type genus of this order, but also included with this taxa are [[Musaceae]] (the [[banana]] family) and [[Marantaceae]] the

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