Recently, our scientists have discovered a new and distinct species of banana plant which attains a height of about 11 metres and has orange-coloured fruit pulp. In which part of India has it been discovered?

[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2016 Prelims]

(a) Andaman Islands

(b) Anaimalai Forests

(c) Maikala Hills

(d) Tropical rain forests of northeast


Answer: (a)        

Explanation:

  • A team of scientists from the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) in 2015 discovered Musa indandamanensis, a novel and unique species of sweet banana with orange pulp, on the Andaman islands.
  • This new species is three times larger than typical banana species and can grow up to approximately 11 meters in height.

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