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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 11-19-2015, 04:48 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Default Re: Musa ingens in West Papua

Nature is awesome. I know it co evolved with m ingens, but i wonder what would happen if you inoculated some other musa species with the fungi?
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:14 PM   #22 (permalink)
 
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Does anybody have a Musa Ingens pup they would trade for a Truly Tiny pup? I have a good spot picked out in my yard for one.
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The fungus symbiosis is common with a lot of plants. There are wild terrestrial Orchids in my back yard that have little, or no chlorophyll and have to be infected by fungus as a seed to germinate and survive. They only send up above ground growth to flower, being underground the rest of the time.
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Very Cool! I had been searching Google for BAnana Info and found the same picture from this website - It also shows someone eating a VERY Large banana that seems to be associated with that plant - Wawww 1 Pohon Pisang Bisa Berbobot 30kg-60kg Dan Tinggi Pohonnya Bisa Mencapai 20 Meter. - RameBanget
There's even photos of someone climbing one, so Gabe15, there's no perspective tricks :-) They are HUGE at the base.
It's not in English, but if you use Chrome, just right click and Translate. There's also a Youtube Video at the bottom, but it's just a collection of images, including the one posted by the Harveyc
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I still cannot be sure that these aren't regular bananas being eaten by surviving Homo floresiensis.
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I'm guessing the scale isn't entirely clear in this photo with the composition done in a manner to make the plants even more impressive. I imagine the women are standing much closer to the plant behind them than the one in front of them. The photographer specializes in exotic wildlife photography and studied in California but not based in Asia.
The person is standing reaaaally close the the plant on the right, and the people are standing further back down a small gully. So the scale of the left plant to people is accurate but the right one appears larger due to perspective. I kept looking at this like a magic eyes, figuring it out was intriguing.
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