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Thailand

Banana plants in Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai province. These non-woody fruitbearing plants have a soft herbaceous stem, that is made up of leaves that wrap round each other, forming what appears to be a trunk, and which often leads to these plants mistakenly being referred to as trees.

 

Uniquely, Thailand has a variety that can produce more than a thousand fruits from just one flower called gluay roy wie (fig.).

 

  banana plant