Lady finger banana (Musa acuminata cv. Lady Finger) belongs to the Musaceae (the Banana family). It is an evergreen perennial herb that is a diploid (AA) cultivar. The pseudostem is slender and streaked with reddish brown, but it has a heavy root system, and can grow at a height of 7.5 m. The fruit is 10-12.5 cm in length, and light yellow, and the skin is thin and the flesh is sweet. It is known for being sweeter than the common Cavendish-type bananas. In Japan, it is mainly imported from the Philippines. It is also called "Monkey banana", and commonly known as "Senorita" from the Philippines and "Orito" from Ecuador.