Musa textilis


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Noun1.Musa textilis - Philippine banana tree having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etcMusa textilis - Philippine banana tree having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etc
banana, banana tree - any of several tropical and subtropical treelike herbs of the genus Musa having a terminal crown of large entire leaves and usually bearing hanging clusters of elongated fruits
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Servando chose to take up the material ubiquitous in his southern Philippine home province: the bast fiber abaca Musa textilis Nee.
Conversely, leaves of Artemisia vulgaris can be roasted (heated) partly and the juice or sap is extracted (squeezed) and taken internally for the treatment of stomachache; leaves of Emilia sonchifolia and Coleus amboinicus for curing common colds and cough; and young shoots of Musa textilis to treat diarrhea.
The Manila Hemp, Musa textilis, a relative of the Banana plant, is widely used in ship's rigging and for sacking.