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Banana - Biology Of Bananas, Bananas And People

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Bananas, plantains, and their relatives are various species of plants in the family Musaceae. There are about 40 species in this family, divided among only two genera. The most diverse genus is Musa, containing 35 species of bananas and plantains, followed by Ensete, the Abyssinian bananas. The natural range of bananas and plantains is the tropics and subtropics of the Old World, but agricultural and horticultural species and varieties are now cultivated in suitable climates all over the world.


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