Ensete glaucum

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Ensete glaucum
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Musaceae
Genus: Ensete
Species:
E. glaucum
Binomial name
Ensete glaucum
(Roxb.) Cheesman

Ensete glaucum, the snow banana, has also been classified as Musa nepalensis, Ensete giganteum, or Ensete wilsonii.

Distribution[edit]

The tree is native to China, Nepal, India, Myanmar (Burma), and Thailand.[1]

It grows from 2,600–8,800 feet (790–2,680 m) in elevation.[citation needed]

Description[edit]

Ensete glaucum has a thick, waxy and blue, solitary trunk. It grows larger than the Abyssinian Banana (Ensete ventricosum).

Its leaves are 1.4–1.8 metres (4.6–5.9 ft) long and 50–60 centimetres (20–24 in) wide.[2]

Cultivation[edit]

The plant is cultivated as an ornamental plant, for its unique swollen bulbous base and large leaves.[1]

It is easy to raise from seed. It is an extremely fast growing banana given heat, but not as hardy as the Abyssinian Banana (Ensete ventricosum), and is not as well known.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Plant Detail - Ensete glaucum (Roxb.) Cheesman". NParks Flora & Fauna Web. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Ensete glaucum - Snow Banana". Flowers of India. Retrieved 21 April 2018.

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