Musa yunnanensis, commonly known as either Yunnan banana or wild forest banana, is a recently described plant in the banana and plantain family native to Yunnan in southern China. Although M. yunnanesis grows in montane tropical forest, it is both shade and frost tolerant, and sensitive to direct sunlight, and so is essentially an understory plant. Individuals typically reach about 5?–?5.25 meters in height at maturation. Bark on pseudostems is coated in wax that is white with a bluish cast. The upper surface of the leaves are also bluish, though their undersides are red hued. M. yunnanensis has value to local wildlife; its summer fruits are consumed by birds, bats, and possibly elephants. It is not considered to be edible for human consumption.
USDA Zone - 12
Season to Sow - Spring
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