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Old 05-16-2007, 09:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Unknown species from Laos

Originally Posted by Tropicallvr View Post
Where the mature leafs curl in to meet the petiole fits the description of Musa balbisiana. Looks almost exactly like a mystery one that I had last year that took 110F for a few days in full dry sun, and didn't even flintch.
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The pseudostem even has the yellowish coloration near the top that M. balbisiana does, and I have considered that. The black line where the petioles clasp the pseudostem are characteristic of M. balbisiana too. The leaves are just way too upright for M. balbisiana though. Perhaps a hybrid of M. balbisiana and M. textilis?

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