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Banana (Plantain) (Fruit)

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  • Common Name: Banana (Plantain) (Fruit)
  • Latin Name: Musa acuminata; Musa balbisiana
  • Family Name: Musaceae
Unless your tortoise is a fruit-eating species, the fruit of the Banana or Plantain (Plantain is a variety of Banana that is eaten cooked, as a vegetable) should not be part of their diet, as it is too high in starch, sugars, and potassium. 

Do not confuse with the weed called Plantain, which is a completely different plant.

See also Banana (Plantain) Plant.
 

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