A sweet banana species is discovered in Andaman [ Current Affairs ]
Musa indandamanensis, a banana species has been discovered in Andaman. Discovered by: team of scientists from the Botanical Survey of India (BSI). Place: A remote Krishna Nalah tropical rain forest on Andaman Islands.
About Musa indandamanensis:
- It is three times the size of a regular banana species.
- It has exclusive green flowers and fruit bunch lux (axis).
- It is about 11 metres high as compared to usual banana species which is about 3 to 4 meters high.
- Fruit lux is about 1 metres which is thrice in size compared to regular species.
- Pulp of fruit has distinctive orange colour.
- Flowers are cylindrical in shape compared to pointed shape of regular bananas.
- Tribal people on the island eat it and are very sweet.
- The plants of species are very inadequate and needs preservation.
- These species has big fruit lux, the genes taken out from it can be very used for increasing banana production in the country.
- It can be also used for sprouting new banana plants species.
- Published on: October 14, 2015