banana plant

Janice M. Glime jmglime at MTU.EDU
Sun Mar 8 17:35:26 EST 1998


> Dear Bas and plant-edders,
>   The Banana plant Nymphoides does not produce the kind of bananas you
> eat.  It gets its name because it has structures at the base of the plant
>  that resemble bananas.  These may be in the substrate (sand, mud) or be
> sitting at its surface.  I am surprised if your plant does not have these.
> That's a very large Nymphoides - I have only seen the little ones sold at
> aquarium shops.  Perhaps the large ones no longer resemble bananas?
> Janice
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