Musa  sp p. Banana  - Musaceae

Arabs regarded the banana, Musa paradisica, as the "tree of paradise," prompting Linnaeus to give the tree its species name paradisica.  Polynesians spread the banana throughout most of the Pacific, and Arabian merchants carried it to Africa.  It became an important fruit in the New World after its introduction there. 

Fiber harvested from the stem of the banana plant is used in craft work, papermaking and jewelry.

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