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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 07-05-2008, 09:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A Field of Wild Musa in NE Thailand

I figured these are Musa acuminata, probably var. siamea. This was at Tubkwang Swine Research Station in NE Thailand, just outside of the property. We stayed there one night (I still remember the very cold shower!), and I got these pics the next morning before we left. As it drew close to time to leave, I looked around and realized that the grass was 8 feet high and that I was completely turned around and lost. I did eventually make it out, obviously, but that was not fun. Plus, I was covered from head to toe in grass burs. Anyway, enjoy the pictures!











The moral of the story is, if you see a field of wild bananas in Thailand, make sure you know how to get out.
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Old 07-05-2008, 10:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: A Field of Wild Musa in NE Thailand

Thanks for sharing that Frank . Glad you made it out
Those are neat ,upright, plants.
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Hi Frank! Beautiful photos of wild bananas, thanks. Very similar on wash wild Musa acuminata. You did not look fruit? There there are germs of seeds? What wild bananas still came across to you? Whenever possible spread a photo. All the best!
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Wow, Nice pics frank. Like the Bum pics the most.
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Default Re: A Field of Wild Musa in NE Thailand

very nice, I hope that I will see also ever a wild banana field
thanks for the pics.
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Frank, great photos. Did you collect any wild banana seeds?
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Default Re: A Field of Wild Musa in NE Thailand

if i had to pick someplace in the world to get lost in....it would be a wild field of bananas. glad you found your way out. the pics are great. thanks for posting them.
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Great Pics Frank, Glad you made it out so you could share with us!!
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Thanks for sharing Frank!
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Yes, great pictures!
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Great shots, appreciate being in that field through your eyes. Thanks.
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They look so healthy! Thanks!
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Nice looking plants, thanks for the story, glad you didn't wander into Burma. Was the fruit seeded?
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Nice looking plants, thanks for the story, glad you didn't wander into Burma. Was the fruit seeded?
Yes, the fruit was seeded, and I have a few fruits from those plants. If I get some seedlings, I'll let you know!

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I enjoyed the pictures. Many thanks for sharing them.
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Still waiting on more pics. I know you had to have taken a ton. The one's I've seen have been great!

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Old 07-23-2008, 11:30 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Very cool! I would love to find a field of wild bananas. Although in Indiana where I'm usually located, the closest is my back yard!
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Default Re: A Field of Wild Musa in NE Thailand

I know this was posted a while back. But I just absolutely love those pictures. So vibrantly green and healthy. Heck I wish the ones in the pots I have at home looked so beautifully vibrant. I wouldn't mind getting lost for a bit in those! (Just for a bit tho)
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