EPPO Global Database

Ensete ventricosum(ENSVE)

Code created in: 2001-10-21

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: ENSVE
  • Preferred name: Ensete ventricosum
  • Authority: (Welwitsch) Cheesman


Sudan to Angola  and Mozambique. Cultivated in Ethiopia, where it is consumed as a fermented pulp made from the whole plant harvested before flowering

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Ensete arnoldianum (de Wildeman) Cheesman
Ensete edule (Gmelin) Horaninov
Musa arnoldiana de Wildeman
Musa ensete Gmelin

Common names
Name Language
Abyssinian banana English
wild banana English
Schmuckbananenstaude German
Zierbananenstaude German
bananier d'Abyssinie French
bananeira-da-abissínia Portuguese
bananeira-de-jardim Portuguese
банан абиссинский Russian
wildpiesang Afrikaans