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Old 06-16-2008, 11:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the consensus for determining the height of banana plants. Is it the height of the Pseudostem or the height of the tallest leaf?
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Pseudostem...ground to leaf emergence point.
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Pseudostem!
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Default Re: Plant Height

Don't know that there is a consensus on this, but I personally, when talking to people about my bananas refer to the overall height of the plant. Living where I do and mainly growing for the "tropical effect", I like to describe a banana by its overall height. I believe there is such varying heights of leaves, that measuring just the pstem height, doesn't give a person a feel of exactly how tall a plant is and how much room they need to give it. So, if you ever hear me say how tall one of my bananas is, I usually try and make sure I include the words, "overall height". That is just my opinion and why I use the overall height.
I do, however, believe that technically it is just the overall height of the pstem like Taylor is referring to...
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I prefer to use pseudostem heights which I specify that is the case. But what is used in the Wiki pages as the height?
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Default Re: Plant Height

If your talking with friends or hobby garden people about landscaping and plant impressions, or how much room a plant would require, sure, use overall height. But when reading papers and reviewing published information, it is always (supposed to be) pseudostem height as mentioned before.
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I prefer to use pseudostem heights which I specify that is the case. But what is used in the Wiki pages as the height?
Hard to say since all members can enter info into the Wiki. It should be pstem heights, but no guarantee...
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