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Musa acuminata × balbisiana (AAB Group) 'Pisang Raja'

Family Name: Musaceae
Common Name: Pisang Raja, Raja Banana
Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water Fruit & Vegetable


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Herbaceous plant up to 3.6 m tall.
Foliage Large, solid green leaves are oval-shaped with a light green or yellow midvein.
Stems The herbaceous stem of the plant (technically referred to as a pseudostem) is relatively short and dull green to reddish green (65-77 cm wide).
Flowers The inflorescence hangs down vertically. Male and female flowers occur within the same inflorescence with male flowers occurring at the tip.
Fruits The fleshy fruit is technically classified as a berry. The flesh has a sweet, creamy taste which become even sweeter when cooked.
Cultivation Each plant produces 4 suckers.
Ethnobotanical Uses Edible Plant Parts (Edible Fruits)
Food (Fruit & Vegetable : Although this sweet banana can be eaten raw, it is more commonly dipped in batter and deep fried to make the dessert Goreng Pisang.)

Landscaping Features

Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens
Thematic Landscaping Economic Garden

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Attachment to Stem Petiolate
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage (Oval, Oblong)
Foliar Venation Pinnate / Net
Foliar Margin Entire - Wavy / Undulate
Foliar Apex - Tip Rounded
Foliar Base Rounded / Obtuse

Fruit, Seed & Spore

Mature Fruit Colour(s) - Angiosperms and Gymnosperms Yellow / Golden
Mature Fruit Texture(s) Smooth
Fruit Classification Simple Fruit
Fruit Type 1 Fleshy Fruit
Fruit Type 2 Non-Accessory Fruit

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Master ID 32260
Species ID 6668
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Species record last updated on: 17 May 2019.