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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. Although the species is believed to originate from the forests of northern Vietnam, its distribution in the wild is not known. It is currently known only as an ornamental in private gardens and nurseries.
Keywords:
Callimusa, Wild bananas
Date shot:
November 2008
Locality:
Son La
Province/State:
Son La
Country:
Vietnam
Photographer:
Hakkinen, Markku