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Maoli banana

Caption:
Maoli bananas have a distinctive sausage shape. Indigenous to the Pacific region, they are believed to have been domesticated in the New Guinea area, from where they were introduced to many Pacific islands by Polynesian settlers.
Keywords:
Bunch, Cultivar diversity, Male bud, Maoli-Popoulu subgroup
Date shot:
July 2009
Locality:
Pacific Field Collection, Papara
Province/State:
Tahiti
Country:
French Polynesia, France
Photographer:
V├ęzina, Anne / Bioversity International