I have a problem with common names for bananas in English. In the present situation, Musa acuminata plants are called “Cavendish banana” and Musa × paradisiaca are called “Plantain”. Both names are wrong and misleading, because for each of these species there is a lot of other types of bananas included. The correct name for each of these species should hence be simply “Banana”. This is what I have got done in French, my language. But I can’t modify these names in English. Here is a note I wrote in my iNaturalist journal to explain banana naming: https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/chris971/6868-some-words-about-the-classification-of-bananas-and-their-naming.
Hi Christophe, discussions about specific taxa are best held on iNaturalist itself through the taxon flag system. I created a flag on the genus Musa and copied your comment over there: https://www.inaturalist.org/flags/465847