Blue links lead to the fully translated html versions of the page, purple links lead to pages whose start pages (as well as introductions and tables of contents at least) are already set up, green links lead to extern sites, grey means that no file is available yet).
/Notes in this color and between two / are from the operator of the German mirror site and translator/.
Banana tree. The above photo not only shows how the trunk and huge smooth leaves of this tree look like, but it also shows how the banana flower looks like (see that purple cone like thing), and also how the rings of tiny bananas look like which gradually grow right behind this flower as this cone-shaped flower elongates, ring-flowers, and is pollinated. (Notice that each banana tree blooms only once in its lifetime. Thus, the banana flower shown here is NOT easy to see in the tropics, because it will appear only once on each banana tree during the entire life of that tree - usually when the tree is still relatively young).