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With Gabe on the trail of the wild banana

From the Facebook page of Banana Natural Biodiversity Mapping – Citizen Science, which I think we have blogged about before:

CIRAD and its partners are currently collecting Musa material in Vietnam, within the frame of the “BSV for Banana Diversity” project. As an expert to the project, Gabe Sachter-Smith has begun to post his observations to iNaturalist, including Musa balbisiana and many other endemic species. He then added the observations to our Banana Natural Diversity Mapping Project ( #BananaDivMapping #CitizenScience #iNaturalist #AddYours #ShareTheNews

Follow Gabe along as he explores banana diversity. He’s also on Instagram.

Almost like being there. Almost.