Category Archives: Palaeotropics

The Royal Horticultural Society – Tropical Glasshouse

Thanks to several collaborative projects I visit the Royal Horticultural Society, Wisley on a regular basis.  The big display greenhouse is maintained by Peter Jones, seen here in front of the waterfall display, and his team who work tirelessly to … Continue reading

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The furry pink banana – Musa dasycarpa

Not so long ago I listed Musa velutina among the plants we are growing in the tropical glasshouse, now I know better!  This curious furry and pink fruited banana from Northeast India and Myanmar grows on a short (<2m) plant … Continue reading

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