Musa superba – Famine Foods

Musa superba


India (Deccan): root, scape (leafless flower stalk), and convolute leaf-sheaths eaten. (Bombay Presidency): rhizomes and shoots eaten; roots of wild plantains dried, pounded, and [the flour] used [for making] bread.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
Bombay Presidency: Nasik district, Kalwan: Kardai. Khandesh district: Rankele. Nasik and Poona districts: Kawdari

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