A vigorous, large, wild banana from Northeastern India. The pseudostems are densely clustering, dark reddish brown, with a waxy white bloom towards the leaf stalk. The leaf is bright green above with a pale midrib and grayish below with a conspicuous purple brown midrib. Although M. cheesmani has been described half a century ago, we believe this enormously attractive and colorful banana has not yet been introduced into cultivation. It is closely related to Musa sikkimensis and will succeed under similar conditions; its cold tolerance, however, remains to be tested.