The banana museum in Martinique : the banana flower

     The banana tree is an herbaceous plant native to Indonesia, but brought back from western Africa towards the Antilles by the Spanish and Portuguese navigators in the 16th century. Every plant produces a flower. When this flower opens, it lets appear young bananas which will form a hand. The pistil is at the end of a long stem.

Grand Rivière  Macouba

  Le Prêcheur               Marigot

                           Ste Marie    Tartane

 St Pierre   FondsStDenis               Caravelle

   Le Carbet         Gros Morne

Balata                     St Joseph                                            Le Robert


                         Le Lamentin  Le François

          Fort de France

                        Les Trois Ilets

                                                Le Vauclin


                         Ste Luce  Le Marin

                        Le Diamant

                                          Ste Anne