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Old 09-14-2009, 05:08 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Default Re: Musa itinerans var. itinerans is having a good year!

Originally Posted by griphuz View Post
...and 4 feet is far enough to make it itinerans I would say right?

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Well, not really. The description of Musa itinerans by Cheesman and Hakkinen match this plant, which is why it is M. itinerans. There are other Musa species that send rhizomes out in the same fashion, but aren't M. itinerans (M. laterita, M. siamensis, M. insularimontana, M. formosana).

Steve, M. itinerans would have no problem at all in your climate, I'm sure! Thanks for the beer offer...just make sure to send it here really quickly, LOL. I'll have to see what the mat looks like next year.

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