Plant Database forum: How do I enter the Apple banana into the database?

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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Feb 27, 2014 8:57 AM CST
I tried to add the Apple banana which is a hybrid cultivar of
Musa balbisiana x Musa acuminata 'Silk'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...
but the system doesn't accept and doesn't allow me to go to step 2. saying : "...don't add quotes around the names....".
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Feb 27, 2014 9:18 AM CST
Ah never mind! Smiling I found out I had a space before the name, that's why the system didn't accept.
When I took that away I got directed to the already existing entry: "Latundan Banana (Musa x paradisiaca 'Silk')" which must be the accepted name.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Feb 27, 2014 9:20 AM CST

Plants Admin Emeritus

Hi Myriam,
Thanks for the link to Wikipedia which notes Musa acuminata × M. balbisiana (AAB Group) 'Silk'.
According to Grin this hybrid cross has the botanical name Musa x paradisiaca.
So we have cultivar 'Silk'. You would type Silk into the cultivar field without quotes because the system will add them.
I've added it. Apple Banana (Musa x paradisiaca 'Silk')
Evan
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Feb 27, 2014 9:24 AM CST

Plants Admin Emeritus

Thumbs up I've made a note to add the parentage to these.
Evan
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
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bonitin
Feb 27, 2014 9:44 AM CST
Hi Evan, thanks! Smiling

I hadn't put any quotes on the cultivar name, so the system gave me a wrong 'fault message', because the real fault was the space in front of the name as I found out.

Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Aroids Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Vermiculture
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eclayne
Feb 27, 2014 10:31 AM CST

Plants Admin Emeritus

I tip my hat to you.
Evan

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