The pink banana (Musa velutina) belongs to Musaceae (the Banana family). It is an evergreen herb that is native to Assam, north-eastern India. This herb grows up about 1.5 m in height. The pseudostems are slender, yellow-green to purple-green. The leaves are oblong, about 1 m in length, dark green above, pale with red mid-rib below. The pale yellow flowers with pink to red bracts bloom in the erect inflorescence. The fruits are bright red to purple and velvety. They peel back when ripe, and have soft, sweet flesh that can be eaten. The seeds are quite hard and can chip a tooth.