The biological, or scientific name, for a banana is ‘Musa acuminata’. Grown commercially as a fruit, the banana is also considered an herb because the stem does not contain woody tissue. The banana fruit is sterile and seeds are formed in a sac outside of the fruit bundles.
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Living in Southern California, Shayne Ochoa has been writing professionally since 2005. Her articles have included topics on education, child development and gardening. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal studies from California Baptist University in Riverside.