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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Ornamental Banana Musa ornata Pink

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Scientific name: Musa ornata
Common name: Ornamental Flowering Banana - Pink
Family: Musaceae
Origin: India

Photographs taken at Putrajaya Floria 2010.

“Ornamental Banana Musa ornata Pink”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ on Sept 8th, 2010.


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35 comments:

  1. This banana plant can be grown in a container. If there is anyone growing this plant, I'd be so eager to know about your experience.

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  2. Wonderful pictures! The delicate colour of the banana flower is enchanting.

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  3. Pretty. Hey, I'm in Malaysia too. Today's Wordless Post is my cat giving me the cold shoulder - or as we call it Au's Tayul of Disapprovul

    http://blog.lepak.com

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  4. Gorgeous photos AB!! I have never seen the stamens like that... beautiful! ;>)

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  5. My mother has many of them. She planted them outside of our front fence obscruing the front lawn or giving us privacy. Since it produce many new shoots fairly quickly, she cleared the old one out few times in a year. Some grown near the front drain at our house (Malaysia).

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  6. Hi AB, I love the Musa's flower! It's just gorgeous and so unique. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  7. nice photos Autumn Belle. do you remember me posting this in a previous post? However, it is not mine but we saw in a botanical garden during a photo walk.

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  8. What beautiful pictures! I love the close-ups, they have so much detail!

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous plant, Autumn Belle, I think I saw this plant at the Bukit Jalil Park several years ago.

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  10. Lovely pictures. Never seen a pink one before. It does add so much colour to the surroundings. Very nice site you have here.

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  11. I've seen this lovely banana by the roadside. The cute pink flowers sure are pretty!

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  12. Beautiful flwoer! Looks like lotus!

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  13. I knew I would enjoy this post just by the beautiful title. Gloriously exotic - I want one!

    Laura x

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  14. This is an unusual and unique plant. I have never seen this before. Wondering whether can the bananas be eaten, or how they look like or if they have any!

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  15. Really splendid! Love these. Maybe I should add them to my bananas?!

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  16. Beautiful flowers and pictures! Banana just adds so much tropical feeling into the garden. Too bad that I don't have much space in my garden to fit this.

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  17. Gorgeous macro shot. Love its beautiful pink & yellow color combination. :)

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  18. So do you know whether any part of this banana can be eaten Autumn Belle or is it strictly ornamental?

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  19. Hi! everyone. Thank you very much for the nice comments.

    This is ornamental banana grown as a garden showpiece. It is a perennial plant which need little space. It can be grown in a flower pot. In my area, I have seen people growing this pink version by the roadside, along dividers and any empty land in front of their houses. Malay Kadazan Girl has described it well. I have also seen them grown in clumps in a mixed border along the pathway leading to Putrajaya Shangri-la Hotel and they look very showy.

    The fruits are very few and small. We don't eat them. According to Wikipedia, the fruits tend to be inedible.

    Other uses:
    The male flowers can be eaten, i.e. cooked or as salads. The leaves are used to make dressings. The roots used in ayuvedic medicines. The fruit stalk and peel used to prevent scurvy and to aid digestion. Source: Wikipedia.

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  20. An elegant, beautifully captured, flower. Gorgeous.

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  21. Wow, is that ever interesting and beautiful!

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  22. A most interesting post. Thanks for sharing....

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  23. Hi Autumn Belle! It's interesting to examine the plant so close - very good photos.

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  24. Wow! Wow! Wow! they are real gorgeous lovely!!! Almost out of breath watching the pink beauty. Would kindly seek your full permission to download em for my new headers from pixz 2, 4 & 5 with the water mark and word of thanks "compliments to" Autumn Belle. Phew! truly love at first sight..tQ

    my email: bananazpeople@gmail.com

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  25. Gorgeous photos. Such a pretty pink. Thank you for stopping by my post on lasagna gardening. I only put the newspapers over the grass on the first layer. The grass decomposes under the newspapers. I do not have to dig the grass out. It is a much easier way of developing a flowerbed and is easier on the back.

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  26. A stunning plant ... beautiful capture!

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  27. Dear Autumn Belle,

    Thanks for your e-mail!

    I have NEVER before seen a banana bloom. Very beautiful and kind of bizarre at the same time.

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  28. What a beautiful plant! I like that the flower heads stand upright instead of drooping down like those of most banana species.

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  29. lovely plant. I do like ornamental plants - these look very healthy and happy. cheers, catmint

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  30. Simply awesome, A.Belle! Thanks.

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  31. No Brasil, tem muitas!!! Ela é linda!

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    1. Douglas, thanks for your comment. I translated using Google Translate you message from Portugese (?) and it says: In Brazil, it has many !!! She is beautiful!

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