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Banana

Similar Names
Musa acuminata
Top Producer
Grenada
0488 Cooking bananas
Democratic Republic of the Congo
0489 Plantains and others
New Caledonia
0484 Bananas Cavendish
Hong Kong
0485 Bananas non-Cavendish
India
0486 Bananas
Guyana
0487 Plantains
Top Exporter
Ecuador
080300 Bananas, including plantains, fresh or dried
Top Importer
Germany
080300 Bananas, including plantains, fresh or dried
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Scientific Names of Banana

What are the scientific names of Banana?
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Classification of banana cultivars at the Southeast Asian banana germplasm at BPI-DNCRDC, Bago Oshiro, Davao City (March 2012)

Type               Species and Genomic Classification of                                                         Common Cultivar

Dessert          Musa acuminata

                          - AA (Lakatan, Amas, Señorita)

                          - AAA (Williams, Grand Naine, Bungulan,                                              Morado)

                          - AAAA (FHIA-02)

                       Musa acuminata x balbisiana

                          - AB (Ney Povan)

                          - AAB (Latundan, Hilao-Hinog, Pisang Ceylan)

                          - AAAB (FHIA-01)

                          - ABB (Katali, Kluai Namwa Khom)

                       Musa acuminata x Australimusa 

                          - AAS (Henderneyargh)

Cooking/        Musa balbisiana

Processing        - BBcv (Abuhon)

                          - BBB (Cardaba or Saba’, Dali-an or Giant                                              Cardaba, Kalimpos, Turangkog or Sab-a,                                      Mundo, Sab-ang Puti)

                       Musa acuminata x balbisiana

                          - AAB (Tindok, Inambak)

                          - ABB (Pelipita)

                          - ABBB (Tiparot)

Seeding/        Musa acuminata

Breeding           - AAw (Agutay, Mambee Thu)

                      Musa balbisiana

                          - BBw (Butuhan)

Ornamental   Rodochlamys

                          - Musa ornate

                          - Musa laterita 


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-Banana, a monoecious monocotyledonous plant belonging to the family Musacea, is the largest herbaceous plant in the world

-It is often considered a tree as it grows normally up to 3m in height and is fairly robust. However, the stem is in fact a pseudostem that grows from a corm.

-Banana is a great nutritional source composed mainly of water and carbohydrate that provides energy in the human body. It is a good source of Vitamin A, B, C and some mineral, particularly Phosphorus, Magnesium, Potassium and dietary fiber. It contains high levels of carbohydrate that provides energy. One banana fruit provides 380 mg which is more than an adult’s daily requirements of Potassium (Englberger, 2003). Banana with yellow to orange pulp contains high levels of pro-Vitamin A carotenoids (pVACs) that can be converted into Vitamin A.

Banana has several uses in food, industry, medicine and decorative purposes. The center succulent part of the pseudostem can be consumed as vegetable. The pseudostem, aside from feeds for hogs and cattles, can also be used as source of fiber and organic fertilizer. Banana leaves can be used as food wraps for leaf industry (Temanel, 2008) while the roots, stalk and peduncle can be used as organic fertilizer. Banana can also be processed into flour, puree, jam, jelly, wine, powder, dye, flakes, catsup and banana chips. Moreover, banana can be used as: umbrella (leaves), glue (starch), necklace (seeds), ornaments (decorative type), dye (banana sap), shampoo, and intercrop.

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