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Old 09-12-2010, 03:09 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why is my "maurelli" losing its color?

They are both forms of E. ventricosum. It is a very variable species, the taxonomy on them may be revised one day perhaps but for now they are all classified as the same. It is also a cultivated crop plant with many (at least 50) distinct varieties in Ethiopia. They come in many colors and forms and many are not wild plants anymore, especially in Ethiopia. The original 'Maurelii' was a cultivated plant and not a wild one. The proper name is Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii', it was never described as a separate species even.
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