Non-parthenocarpic Musa acuminata

Non-parthenocarpic Musa acuminata
Caption: The difference between the fruits whose flowers have been pollinated (left) and the ones who have not (right) suggest that this particular Musa acuminata individual is non parthenocarpic. Parthenocarpy, fruit development in the absence of pollination, played a key role in the domestication of bananas.
Keywords: Wild bananas, Pollination, Parthenocarpy
Species: Musa acuminata
Date shot: February 2002
Province/State: Sumatra
Country: Indonesia
Region: South-Eastern Asia
Photographer: Buddenhagen, Ivan
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