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Species Bananas Discussions of all the different wild species of banana (non edible), an aspect of the hobby that deserves its own section.


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Old 07-03-2008, 07:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Perhaps this should be in the Tiki Hut, but last night I was at a Thai restaurant up in the hills, and while I was casing the grounds in my usual way, amongst other nanas I saw a number of plants that looked very like ensete superbum. When I questioned Rosie the Thai cook, she said that the owner had brought them from Thailand, and she would ask if I could have a plant!!!! Naturally I didn't have my camera with me and will have to go back for my plant hopefully, and photographs. Now my question is - how likely is it that they are e superbum from Thailand, and is there anything else that they are more likely to be? I know, I know - without photos it is impossible to say, but what do you all think? hey! hey! Not that I'm excited or anything!

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Old 07-03-2008, 09:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: Ensete superbum?

Cassie,
Haven't you ever heard of Ensete superbum "Thailand Rock"?
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Old 07-04-2008, 07:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Cassie, There are some pictures of Superbums about 5 posts in on this thread.

Do they look the same??

I may have to keep an eye out for your Thai resturant when I visitlol
Hardy Tropicals - View topic - The Ensetes are out.
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No I hadn't Taylor and never seen one in the flesh (or should that be leaf?) before. Mark - they look very like Dave Brown's pictures from Singapore botanical gardens and are not huge plants - get in touch when you are here and we'll take you there!

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Get a picture. Then we can verify for ya.
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Yep - I need to get back up into the hills (in daylight this time) with my camera! And to collect my promised plant! They are smallish and very different looking.

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Cassie, good luck with getting it!
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