Banana  Plant Illustration - Vintage Botanical Poster

Rare Botanical Book Illustration from 1750.


From the rare botanical volume: "Plantae selectae quarum imagines ad exemplaria naturalia Londini, in hortis curiosorum nutrita"
By authors: Christoph Jacob Trew, Georg Dionysius Ehret and Johann Jacob Haid.
The illustration is one of several included botanical rare volume dated 1750.

The banana plant is a gigantic herb that grows from a rhizome, an underground stem, to form a soft, fleshy trunk 3–6 metres (10–20 feet) high.

This trunk is composed of the basal portions, a basal shoot is one that grows from a plant's root and becomes autonomous and can be replanted as a new plant and is genetically identical to the parent plant. These shoots grow from the stump, they are called suckers. A large flower pod, carrying numerous yellowish flowers protected by large purple-red bracts, emerges at the top of the trunk and bend downward to become bunches of 50 to 150 individual fruits. The individual fruits are the bananas and are grouped in clusters. Each trunk produces only one bunch of fruit and after a plant has fruited it is completely cut to the ground.  The plant is replaced by more suckers which arise from the rhizome at approximately six-month intervals and the life span of a single rhizome can continue for many years.

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  • The 'Banana Plant Illustration 1750' Poster is a reproduction of an Illustration from a rare Botanical Book.
  • This poster is digitally printed on high quality paper with vivid colour and exceptional detail.
  • We use Australia Post and your print will be delivered in a postage tube for extra protection.
  • Our online images are electronically watermarked, the actual purchased prints are not.

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Botanical Poster - Banana Plant Illustration 1750

  • Designer: Vintage Botanical
  • Product Code: VBP-128_Banana-Plant-Illustration-1750
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  • $15.50


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