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Old 06-21-2009, 07:37 PM   #10 (permalink)

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Default Re: Identification...plz help

It looks like a Dwarf Cavendish, not a Super Dwarf Cavendish and likely not a Double Cavendish. The Double Cavendish is almost the exact same as the Dwarf Cavendish, it just has issues after the first time it fruits additionally the Double Cavendish is not a very common cultivar, whereas normal Dwarf Cavendish are one of the most common banana plants seen in nurseries. The reason it is the size of a Super Dwarf is because it is in a small pot and grown under less than ideal conditions. If it were a Super Dwarf, it would have wider/rounder leaves and a wider pseudostem.

Also in case there is any confusion, the plant definitely does not have bunchy top virus, those smaller leaves are just the transitional leaves that appear before flowering. The small leaves seen from bunchy top virus are slender and yellowish, the plants looks very unhealthy, whereas this plant looks fairly healthy, just dwarfed from being containerized.
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