Other Names: Platano. There is also an unrelated family of herbs/weeds (Plantago) that are called plantains.
Native to: Indo-Malaysian - Australia
Fruit: The plantain is the largest banana, at up to 12" long. They also have thicker skins which will turn brown/black when ripe.
Hardiness: Zones 9-10
Propagation: Pups (suckers/ plant offshoots)
Uses:: The plantain is much starchier than the standard banana and is used in cooking, often as a vegetable.