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Old 01-29-2015, 05:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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From Uganda...........Africa...........

I love this picture............a very well managed crop...............beautiful Pstems.............

It´s a cooking type Banana...................

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Old 01-29-2015, 06:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I read about that yesterday.

The general word for bananas in Uganda is Tooke (plural, Matooke; the plant being a Kitooke).

Numerical taxonomic studies of the East African Highland bananas
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These Matooke with very dark Pstems are among my favorites...........they look helthier that the green ones.................

My city is about 1.000 mts high..................maybe this species will adapt quickly................and maybe mantain the Pstem Melanism.............that I like...........

But the hardest part is how to get a pup from UG.............selected from these dark Pstem plants...........

Also I coted this intresting post...............about the different Pstem coloration between Highland plants and Lowland plants.........

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Since my initial posting of this thread, I was real curious in photographing the M/a ssp truncata with fruits and bud. I finally did it today by taking a 3 hr drive to the Northern part of the central highlands. Here the plants are much darker in pigmentation. I found 3 plts with fruits and only shown one as they are all the same. Apparently according to the locals, this plant only fruit when it is big - 10+ft - p/stem height.

I am so suprised that the color of the bud is so dark. Its lowland ssp malaccensis is a beautiful carmine red.


This pix is typical of the plants found here. Practically solid black semi gloss p/stem and petioles.

Here is some intresting thoughts about the Melanism of the Pstem............founded in this thread

Musa acuminata subsp truncata

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Yo Frank, coming back to the melanism of the pseudostem, I am very curious and interested in the following;
1. As they have been at a higher altitude, are they genectically 'fixed' in its coloration?
2. When they are being grown at almost at sea level will the seedlings I collected at 4,000 ft asl become greener?
3. Will the future pups in time revert to green?


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Tog, I can't speak to the M. acuminata situation, but here's what I've noticed with Ensete ventricosum.

I'll remind you that I live at about 10,000 feet asl. Here, E. ventricosum gets slightly stunted by the altitude and has an almost black psuedotrunk on the outer layer. I took pups off of an impressive mother plant and traded them for a new cultivar of red plantains, with a friend who lives on the beach, let's say 0 feet asl. The pups appeared to have the melanism when I separated them. They've grown up now, and they're almost solid green on the trunks; additionally they're not stunted the way that the mother was.

So I'd conclude that for Ensete at least, the Melanism is a reaction to conditions.

Here´s the pic of Ensete...........from Dorze Village..........Ethiopia...........showing signs of Pstem Melanism.........as said in the quote above..............


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