2. The Bananas: Botany, Origin, Dispersal

  1. Jules Janick
  1. N. M. Nayar

Published Online: 26 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470527238.ch2

Horticultural Reviews, Volume 36

Horticultural Reviews, Volume 36

How to Cite

Nayar, N. M. (2009) The Bananas: Botany, Origin, Dispersal, in Horticultural Reviews, Volume 36 (ed J. Janick), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470527238.ch2

Author Information

  1. Department of Botany, University of Kerla, Kariavattom 695 581, Trivandrum, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 29 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470505205

Online ISBN: 9780470527238

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Keywords:

  • bananas - botany, origin, dispersal;
  • bananas and plantains - most important and oldest food crops of humankind;
  • cultivated bananas

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Botany

  • Origin and Evolution

  • Dispersal

  • Summary and Inferences

  • Acknowledgments

  • Literature Cited