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Wild Banana

Description:

White pulp. Seeds are hard and black.

3 Species ID Suggestions

susancorpuz
susancorpuz 12 years ago
Wild Banana
None
susancorpuz
susancorpuz 12 years ago
None
Musa troglodytarum Blanco
susancorpuz
susancorpuz 12 years ago
None
Musa errans Blanco


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5 Comments

ceherzog
ceherzog 12 years ago

Thanks for your research, Susan. It seems as though these bananas are eaten cooked. More like what we call a Plantain.

susancorpuz
susancorpuz 12 years ago

The heart can be eaten as a vegetable. When I was a child I remember eating a boiled banana (Saba variety) with seed. But this is my first time to see one full of seeds. I googled and found this website: stuartxchange.org/Butuan.html. This variety can reproduce sexually (also seeds spread by birds and other animals) unlike cultivated ones which are sterile.

ceherzog
ceherzog 12 years ago

Is it eaten by the local people and is it grown from seed?

susancorpuz
susancorpuz 12 years ago

I think it's called Musa errans Blanco. Common names Platano Butuhan, Saging Butuhan, Butuan, Butuhan banana.

ceherzog
ceherzog 12 years ago

How interesting...a banana with seeds. Cultivated bananas are seedless. Do you have any information on this plant?

susancorpuz
Spotted by
susancorpuz

Butuan, Agusan del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 26, 2011
Submitted on Oct 26, 2011

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