Did you know that the Cassabanana is not a banana at
all, neither eggplant but a member of the Cucurbitaceae (squash)
Cassabanana - Sicana odorifera
Sicana odorifera (Cassabanana), the only species of the genus Sicana, is a large, herbaceous perennial vine of the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae), native to tropical South America, grown as an ornamental plant and for its sweet edible fruit. English names include cassabanana or casbanan, sikana, and musk cucumber.
The vine is perennial, herbaceous, fast-growing, heavy, requiring a strong trellis; climbing trees to 50 ft (15 m) or more by means of 4-parted tendrils equipped with adhesive discs that can adhere tightly to the smoothest surface. Young stems are hairy. The leaves are gray-hairy, rounded-cordate or rounded kidney-shaped, to 1 ft (30 cm) wide, deeply indented at the base, 3-lobed, with wavy or toothed margins, on petioles 1 1/2 to 4 3/4 in (4-12 cm) long..