What is the rarest species?

dlingyAugust 18, 2006

Hello, What is the rarest species of banana? I heard that the Ae Ae is not the rarest. Thanks

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dilbert(z5 IL)

The one that hasn't been discovered yet.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2006 at 12:50PM
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momo1(z10)

The one you don't have.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2006 at 1:53AM
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Gabe15(z3-4 CO)

the ones i have, haha.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2006 at 2:03AM
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Eggo(z10soCal LBC)

dlingy, AeAe is not a species. I think the term you may be looking for is cultivar. There are several other variegated bananas that are much harder to obtain than AeAe. There is an all red banana that could be its own species.
You got many of these out there that are white/green, all yellow, yellow/green, white/yellow/green, white/green/red. Most are one of kinds that have not been reproduce yet nor very stable nor a cultivar. Check out bananas dot org for pictures of some of these.
There's also many of the true Musa species that are hard to find and yet to be discovered.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2006 at 5:55AM
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minibim(FL z10)

I believe the rarest might be the AeAe seeds continously offered on eBay.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2006 at 8:59AM
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dilbert(z5 IL)

Here are some rare ones:

http://www.natureproducts.net/Forest_Products/Bananas/Own_varieties/Musa_vinotinto.html

    Bookmark   August 20, 2006 at 10:35AM
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