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Popoulu banana

Caption:
Popoulu bananas are 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. They are often grouped with Maoli bananas in the Maoli-Popoulu subgroup.
Keywords:
Bunch, Cultivar diversity, 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