Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Ensete, the Abyssinian banana

This banana-like plant is Ensete ventucosum 'Maurelii', the Abyssinian Banana. The other smaller plant in the same vase is Ivy Geranium 'Corriente Taj Mahal'. Picture taken August 11, 2009.

Link to Ensete:

Link to Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii':

Link to ivy geranium (Pelargonium peltatum)

Everybody who lives in the part of Ethiopia where the ensete grows has ensete growing around their round house which is made of ensete.

Link to Youtube featuring ensete:

Link to a song on Youtube about ensete:

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