Self Splitting Banana
A nice, large, wild banana from moderate altitudes in the rainforests of New Guinea. The bracts of the inflorescence are green and are followed by a large bunch of green fruits that split open as they ripen, revealing a white fruit studded with small, angled seeds. It is one of only a few species that are schizocarpic or dehiscent-fruited, i.e. with self-splitting and peeling fruit. It is practically unknown in cultivation but would make a nice ornamental for the tropics.