Giant banana from North-East India, flowers with lower bracts extremely flame scarlet. It is a species considered to be almost extinct in wild which was described from Naga Hills by D. Prain in the year 1903 in the Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta. It is an interesting ornamental banana with very dark purple-red pseudostems. Slightly cold hardy, growing to over 20ft with 10ft leaves. Very fast growing and new into cultivation.