|[Image: Markku Häkkinen]|
Musa haekkinenii is locally referred to as Chuoi rung hoa do (‘red wild banana’) and it is only a rather smallish species (1 to 1.5 m high) that has an erect inflorescence and a slender pseudostem (3-4 cm in diameter). Its leaf habit is semi-erect and it produces 2 to 6 suckers close to the base of the mother plant. The persistent male bracts are bright scarlet on both surfaces and curved downward. The fruit position is oblique in relation to the axis.