Thirteenth botanical expedition. Exploring for Wild Bananas of Vietnam

  • Authors : Häkkinen, M.

  • Document type : Journal article

  • Year of publication : 2010

  • Journal title : Fruit Gardener

  • Volume (number) : 42 (5)

  • Peer-reviewed : No

  • ISSN : 1049-4545

  • Language(s) : English

  • Abstract : This Vietnam expedition was arranged by the National History Museum in Paris that also funded the mission in cooperation with Northern Mountainous Agriculture and Forestry Science Institute (NOMAFSI) in Phu Tho, Vietnam, and the Institute of Tropical Biology in Ho Chi Minh City (for- merly Saigon). Dr. Thomas Haevermans, Paris; Prof. Le Cong Kiet and M.Sc. Ngoc Sam Ly from Saigon also participated in the mission. In addition, M.Sc. Tien Dung Trieu from the Phu Tho Research Center participated as a guide during the northern portion of the mission. The aim of this five-week expedition was to conduct research on wild bananas throughout the country, especially in remote areas, beginning in the extreme north near the Chinese border and continuing to the southernmost region near the Cambodian border. Some of Vietnam's wild bananas are unknown to science, and need proper description and classification.


  • Open access : No

  • Document on publisher's site : close View article on publisher's site

  • Musalit document ID : IN110016

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