TopBanner
TopBanner
Home of Totally FREE Stock Photos! Find Photos from Hundred of Our FREE Stock Photos Showcase Your School Projects in This Gallery Find Useful Digital Photography Tips Here Drawings 3 Dollar Photos

Nature Photo: Banana Trees

Arrow Left   Arrow Right
Support Us!  Give us a proper credit when you use this photo. Thank you!
banana trees, banana leaves, tropical plants, nature photo, free stock photo, free picture, stock photography, royalty-free image
Advertisement
  © School Photo Project
Free Photo Tags: banana trees, banana leaves, tropical plants, vegetation, fruit plants, tropical fruits, nature photo, free stock photo, free picture, stock photography, royalty-free image, school photo project use
Photo Sizes
Medium: 586 X 391 pixels, 72 dpi.
Large: 2272 X 1515 pixels, 72 dpi.
  To Download Photo
Mac: Click and drag photo to desktop.
PC: Right-click photo and save image/photo to desktop.

Banana

Banana is the common name for herbaceous plants of the genus Musa and for the fruit they produce. Bananas come in a variety of sizes and colors when ripe, including yellow, purple, and red.

Almost all modern edible parthenocarpic bananas come from the two wild species – Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana. The scientific names of bananas are Musa acuminata, Musa balbisiana or hybrids Musa acuminata * balbisiana, depending on their genomic constitution. The old scientific names Musa sapientum and Musa paradisiaca are no longer used.

Banana is also used to describe Enset and Fe'i bananas, neither of which belong to the aforementioned species. Enset bananas belong to the genus Ensete while the taxonomy of Fe'i-type cultivars is uncertain.

In popular culture and commerce, "banana" usually refers to soft, sweet "dessert" bananas. By contrast, Musa cultivars with firmer, starchier fruit are called plantains or "cooking bananas". The distinction is purely arbitrary and the terms 'plantain' and 'banana' are sometimes interchangeable depending on their usage.

They are native to tropical South and Southeast Asia, and are likely to have been first domesticated in Papua New Guinea. Today, they are cultivated throughout the tropics. They are grown in at least 107 countries, primarily for their fruit, and to a lesser extent to make fiber, banana wine and as ornamental plants.

The banana plant is the largest herbaceous flowering plant. The plants are normally tall and fairly sturdy and are often mistaken for trees, but their main or upright stem is actually a pseudostem that grows 6 to 7.6 metres (20 to 24.9 ft) tall, growing from a corm. Each pseudostem can produce a single bunch of bananas. After fruiting, the pseudostem dies, but offshoots may develop from the base of the plant. Many varieties of bananas are perennial.

Leaves are spirally arranged and may grow 2.7 metres (8.9 ft) long and 60 cm (2.0 ft) wide. They are easily torn by the wind, resulting in the familiar frond look.

(Source: Wikipedia.org)

 

Related Free Photos

banana trees, banana leaves, tropical plants, nature photo, free stock photo, free picture, stock photography, royalty-free image sunset, coconut trees, dusk, seaside, dock, pier, seascape, beach, nature photo, free stock photo, free picture, stock photography, royalty-free image sandy beach, path way, trees, plants, nature photo, free stock photo, free picture, stock photography, royalty-free image landscape, vegetation, trees, plants, green, nature photo, free stock photo, free picture, stock photography, royalty-free image
boulders, big rock, stone, water, beach, sea side, nature photo, free stock photo, free picture, stock photography, royalty-free image dead tree, tree bark, beach, sea side, seascape, clouds, tropical plants, nature photo, free stock photo, free picture, stock photography, royalty-free image banana trees, banana leaves, tropical plants, nature photo, free stock photo, free picture, stock photography, royalty-free image river, water current, flowing river, river bank, nature photo, free stock photo, free picture, stock photography, royalty-free image
Visually Delicious
Button
Advertisement

If you enjoy photography and want to improve your photo skills you can check our Photo Tips section that contains a selection of Articles and Video Tutorials from various amazing photo sources.

100% Safe For KIds Seal

Support Us
99.9% of our photos are FREE! You can download and use them for your school or personal projects, blogs, and online forums—for NO CHARGE (with just a few photos costing only $3.00 to download).
A Small Token
If you use our photos for blogs or forums, please be kind enough to put a link back to our site. And if they appear on any of your printed materials, please place a credit for: ©SchoolPhotoProject.com.
  Linked-back Code
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">
<a href="http://www.schoolphotoproject.com">
SchoolPhotoProject.com</a><br>
A Totally FREE Stock Photos Site!</font>

  Donate to Us
If you believe our photos have benefited you, please support us. Click the Donate button below to make a secure donation through Paypal.
With your support, we can bring more and more quality FREE Photos to everyone. Thank You!

   
Follow Us on Facebook.com Follow Us on Twitter.com Follow Us on Pinterest Find Us on Flickr.com
Copyright ©
School Photo Project, All rights reserved.
School Photo Project is part of
Visually Delicious, LLC.

SiteLock
button