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Apr 14, 2014 5:51 AM CST
|First the 'Flora do Brasil' lists 1 banana sp as native, they name it Musa paradisiaca. |
I know it should be Musa x paradisiaca according to 'The Plantlist'.
There are many varieties in shape and taste growing and sold in Brazil.
The land of my friends where I stayed, had two types growing which they call:
'Banana da Prata' and 'Banana da Terra' the last one being a cooking banana with visible seeds inside and a different shape.
Then I still have a photo of the Apple Banana (different again in shape and flavour) taken on a food market in Rio.
Do I enter all those different ones under Musa x paradisiaca??
Apr 14, 2014 9:17 AM CST
I created an entry for the Prata banana. Banana (Musa x paradisiaca 'Prata') I did find scientific references for this cv. even though GRIN lists Banana-prata as a common name for Musa x paradisiaca. Just a heads up that the name may change.
I need to spend a bit more time on the Terra, also listed as a common name by Grin.
Apr 14, 2014 9:44 AM CST
|Banana da terra (Musa x paradisiaca 'Maqueno'), Apple Banana (Musa x paradisiaca 'Silk')|
Apr 14, 2014 9:51 AM CST
|Great Evan! Thanks a lot!|
Apr 14, 2014 10:59 AM CST