musa salaccensis

musa salaccensis…a rare type of forest banana endemic to Java…the color of the fruit is white with purple stripes…and the flower petals are purplish pink…only 1-1.5 meters high…and is still related to musa lawitiensis is endemic to Kalimantan.

musa salaccensis
musa salaccensis

Musa salaccensis, commonly called Javanese wild banana,[3] is a Malesian tropical species of plant in the banana family native to the islands of Sumatra and Java, in Indonesia.[2] It is placed in section Callimusa (now including the former section Australimusa), members of which have a diploid chromosome number of 2n = 20

musa salaccensis
musa salaccensis

Musa salaccensis is an evergreen, perennial, herbaceous plant growing about 3 metres tall. The plant produces a clump of large pseudostems that make it appear rather tree-like. These stems grow up from a short, perennial stoloniferous rootstock. The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for its edible inflorescence and stem. It is also sometimes cultivated as a food crop.

A plant of the moist tropics, where it is found at elevations up to 1,200 metres. It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 24 – 30°c, but can tolerate 15 – 35°c. Dormant plants can be killed by temperatures of 8°c or lower, whilst young growth can be killed at 12°c. It prefers a mean annual rainfall in the range 1,200 – 3,000mm, but tolerates 1,000 – 4,000mm.
Grows best in full sun or light shade. Succeeds in most fertile soils, so long as they are well-drained. Prefers a position sheltered from strong winds, otherwise its large leaves can get torn to shreds. Prefers a pH in the range 5.5 – 7, tolerating 4.5 – 7.5

Musa salaccensis (also called Salacca Musa, among many other common names) is a perennial herbaceous plant native to Southeast Asia. It typically grows in humid, tropical forests and is characterized by its large, banana-like leaves and yellow flowers.
Uses & Benefits
Musa salaccensis is used as an ornamental plant in gardens and as a food source. It is also used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments.
Flower, Seeds and Seedlings
The flower of Musa salaccensis is a small, yellow-orange, cup-shaped bloom with a sweet scent. The seed is a small, black, oblong-shaped seed. The seedlings are thin, upright, and have a yellowish-green color.

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