- plural form of plantain
- Plantains ascend to 7000 ft.
- The tracts inhabited by the aboriginal tribes entitled Lo Nakpo, Lo Karpo and Lo Tawa ("Lo" signifies "barbarous" in Tibetan), are described as a pleasant country; the lands on either side of the Tsanpo being well cultivated and planted with mangoes, plantains and oranges.
- Even the lawn contained a surprising amount of herbs, and edible plantains grew everywhere.
- Plantains, tree-ferns, bamboos, several Calami, and other palms, and Pandanus, are abundant at the lower levels.
- At one isolated village the natives, who were unarmed, reported that they not unfrequently saw and heard the gorillas, which broke down the stalks of the plantains in the rear of the habitations to tear out and eat the tender heart.