Have you ever seen a giant banana from Papua yet? Sure, your bananas will lose big!
Musa ingens, which can only be found in Papua, is part of the largest family Musaceae. This tree grows in the forests of the Arfak Mountains, its leaves can reach a length of 5 meters and a width of 1 m and a height of up to 25 m, so this tree is nicknamed the giant banana tree in the world.
You must have seen bananas. Like to eat bananas? Try to remember how big a banana you’ve ever seen. You will never beat this banana. As a tropical country, of course you will find various kinds of tropical fruits in Indonesia, one of which is bananas. But this banana is really special! Curious?
Introducing Musa Ingens, the giant banana from Papua whose size is extraordinary!
Musa Ingens is a rare banana species that only exists in Papua, Indonesia. The size of these bananas is absolutely staggering. So it is appropriate that Musa Ingens has been named the tallest and largest banana species in the world! But unfortunately, this one endemic plant is getting rare. Wow, you have to be careful so that it doesn’t become extinct!
You can’t wrap your arms around the trunk. Yes, the trunk is really big!
As the largest banana in the world, it’s only natural that the banana stem is also giant. A Musa Ingen banana stem can have a diameter of up to 2 meters! That’s why 2 people hug Musa Ingens. Not only that, the height of this one banana stem can reach 15 meters. You can make the areca long, hehe.
The banana stem is that big, it’s also taller than the areca nut, don’t ask how big the fruit is!
One bunch of giant bananas can weigh up to 80 kg. So can you imagine how big a banana looks like? Yep, the length can reach 18 cm and a diameter of 3-4 cm. It’s about the size of an adult’s arm. Is it really big? Aren’t you strong?
It takes a long time for these bananas to grow and develop. That’s why Musa Ingens must be preserved
The seeds of Musa Ingens are now getting harder and harder to find. Not only that, breeding is also difficult. Seeds that develop into sprouts take more than a year. Moreover, let it be a banana tree that produces this giant fruit. Of course it will take years. But the results obtained also do not betray how come even though the wait is long. Not like the ex. Uh.
Whether or not these bananas can be eaten is still a matter of debate. But at least it’s already in the spotlight
This giant banana is not certain to be consumed like a regular banana. But at least Musa Ingens has become the world’s spotlight, especially banana lovers! Many deliberately visit the Papua region, especially the Arfak mountains. Because this banana only grows in plains with an altitude of 1,000 to 2,100 meters.