Ensete superbum (Roxb.) Cheesman.
Synonym : Musa superba Roxb.
Family : Musaceae
Local Names : Kalluvazha, Malavazha
Flowering and fruiting period: Throughout the year
Distribution: Peninsular India
Habitat: Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests
IUCN status: Data Deficient
Uses: Ayurvedic, ornamental
Key Characters: Erect herbs with globose leafsheaths formed into a pseudostem. Leaves spirally arranged, oblong, entire with channelled midrib. Spadix with 3-5 spathes at base; bracts several. Flowers many on each bracts; unisexual, female flowers towards the base and male flowers above. Septemberals and 2 petals united into a sheath, 5-lobed; third petals forms into a membranous sheath. Stamens 5, perfect. Ovary 3-celled, inferior. Fruit oblong; seeds few, black.