Banana taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Banana fruit (Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Banana as it is a combination of genus (Musa) and species (M. acuminata , M. balbisiana). The class and subclass of this fruit is Liliopsida and Liliidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Banana is Musaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Banana
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Banana that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Banana Facts are:
- As bananas contain potassium-40 which is radioactive isotope of potassium, bananas are radioactive.
- Bananas float in water.
- There are around 1000 varieties of bananas.
- Eating this fruit will cheer you up.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Cavendish Bananas, Lady Finger Bananas, Pisang Raja, Williams Bananas and Cooking Bananas. It is not available in seedless variety.