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Musa haekkinenii

Caption:
Musa haekkinenii is a wild species of banana named after Markku Hakkinen, a former sea captain who embarked on a second career as a specialist of wild Musa in the 1970s. The species is known only from cultivated material. Although the species is believed to originate from the forests of northern Vietnam, its distribution in the wild is not known. This photo was taken at the Calicut Botanic Garden in India.
Keywords:
Callimusa, Wild bananas
Date shot:
October 2012
Locality:
Calicut
Province/State:
Kerala
Country:
India
Photographer:
Hakkinen, Markku