Chirita micromusa

Photo and text by Bob Stewart

This is a very compact annual, suitable for a terrarium. Thename means "little banana", probably a reference to the shape of the seed pods. Remember to collect the seed!

C. micromusa and C. elphinstonia look quite similar, and I have never seen a clear explanation of what the difference is. It is possible my slide labels are wrong, and this specimen is of the latter.

 

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