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Hi folks:  

 

Can anyone identify this tree for me please?  I don't know if the bulbous end in folded leaves or a seed pod.  And I am not

having any luck upload an image, sorry.    Photographed in Los Angeles.

 

 

KW9A71

 

with thanks,

kathy

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Definitely a banana.  What you are seeing is the flower stem with purple bracts hiding the unopened flowers at the bulbous end.  The ones above are spent.  Bananas would normally form above the unopened flowers.  Can't tell you the exact species / variety but probably one of the more tender Musa species.

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