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!

Alicia Simcox and a local Papuasian hold fruiting stems of 'Musa peekelii' in the Cyclops Mountain Range of west Papua. 'Musa peekelii' is a native wild banana species found on the Island of Papua New Guinea.
Photos by Joseph Simcox