Banana fruit parenchyma cells (Musa sp), coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Shown here are fruit cells from a ripe banana. Banana is an herbaceous plant from the family Musaceae. Banana is the common name for a fruit and the herbaceous plants of the genus Musa which produce the fruit. They are cultivated primarily for their fruit, and to a lesser extent for the production of fibre and as ornamental plants. Bananas are a valuable source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, and potassium. Magnification: x70 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres.
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