7/26/99

Although we are the height of Mango season, Bananas grow all year round.  I had never really looked closely at a banana plant until I took over 500 pictures of them. The banana block here at TREC has more than 30 varieties of bananas and the ones shown here are 'FHIA02'.  I am frequently amazed at how beautiful and erotic this plant can be.  The shooting flowers can be spectacular sites that warrant the same kind of beauty and sexuality as the orchid.


Ian Maguire/UF TREC

 
Ian Maguire/UF TREC

 
Ian Maguire/UF TREC

 
Ian Maguire/UF TREC

 
Ian Maguire/UF TREC

 
Ian Maguire/UF TREC

 
Ian Maguire/UF TREC

 
Ian Maguire/UF TREC