The Hunt for the Giant Banana

Join the search in New Guinea for the great giant wild banana, Musa ingens, known as the largest herbaceous plant in the world!

The greenish short fruits of the dwarf wild banana ‘Musa monticola’ from the base of Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, and the gorgeous purple striped fruits of ‘Musa campestris limbangensis’.
Photos by Joseph Simcox