Ensete


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Noun1.Ensete - Old World tropical herbs: Abyssinian bananasEnsete - Old World tropical herbs: Abyssinian bananas
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
banana family, family Musaceae, Musaceae - treelike tropical Asian herbs
Abyssinian banana, Ensete ventricosum, Ethiopian banana, Musa ensete - large evergreen arborescent herb having huge paddle-shaped leaves and bearing inedible fruit that resemble bananas but edible young flower shoots; sometimes placed in genus Musa
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The word ensete signifies the tree against hunger, or the poor's tree, though the most wealthy often eat of it.
Ensete ventricosum 'Maurellii', the Abyssinian banana, has pleasing purple-tinged leaves.
2004) Efficient micropropagation of Ensete ventricosum applying meristem wounding: a three-step protocol.
The disease is also affecting Ethiopia's ensete banana (Ensete ventricosum).
Edible bananas and plantains (Musa cultivars) are not native to Africa, although the genus Ensete of the Musaceae family is considered native to the Ethiopian region, as well as regions eastward to New Guinea.
The occurrence of a micropylar exudate in Musa and Ensete (Musaceae).
The Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) has joined hands with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to launch a new project to enhance enset (or Ensete ventricosum, commonly called as false banana as it resembles the crop but has inedible fruits) by developing varieties that can resist the deadly bacterial wilt disease.
Peri-urban residents of the Woreda are mainly government employees and small-scale traders, while most rural households practice subsistence farming and rely heavily on "ensent" (nutritious bread made of the roots of Ensete superbum, or "false banana" trees) for food.
97) as the ancestral pollination syndrome for this family, since species of the genus Ensete and several species of Musa are bat pollinated.