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Musa
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Musa (banana)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 28 November 2017
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Musa
  • Preferred Common Name
  • banana
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Monocotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Beverage base
  • Flour/starch
  • Fodder/animal feed
  • Shade and shelter
  • Windbreak

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Pictures

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
TitleRipe banana fruits
Caption
Copyright©Oregon State University, Dept of Nutrition & Food Management
Ripe banana fruits©Oregon State University, Dept of Nutrition & Food Management
M. textilis, fruiting plant.

Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
TitleM. textilis - line drawing
CaptionM. textilis, fruiting plant. Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
CopyrightPROSEA Foundation
M. textilis, fruiting plant.

Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
M. textilis - line drawingM. textilis, fruiting plant. Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia. PROSEA Foundation
Musa acuminata and M. balbisiana.
TitleM. acuminata and M. balbisiana - colour illustration
CaptionMusa acuminata and M. balbisiana.
Copyright©Wilhelm Valder
Musa acuminata and M. balbisiana.
M. acuminata and M. balbisiana - colour illustrationMusa acuminata and M. balbisiana.©Wilhelm Valder

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Musa L.

Preferred Common Name

  • banana

International Common Names

  • English: plantain
  • Spanish: banano; plátano
  • French: bananier

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Bananenstaude

EPPO code

  • MUBSS (Musa sp.)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Monocotyledonae
  •                     Order: Zingiberales
  •                         Family: Musaceae
  •                             Genus: Musa

List of Pests

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Major host of:

Achatina fulica (giant African land snail); Agrotis ipsilon (black cutworm); Aleurodicus dugesii; Amatissa cuprea; Antichloris eriphia; Araecerus fasciculatus (cocoa weevil); Aspidiotus destructor (coconut scale); Bactrocera dorsalis (Oriental fruit fly); Bactrocera tryoni (Queensland fruit fly); Banana bract mosaic virus (banana bract mosaic disease); Banana bunchy top virus (bunchy top of banana); Banana mild mosaic virus; Banana streak disease; Bidens pilosa (blackjack); blood disease bacterium (blood disease bacterium of banana); Caligo ilioneus (owl-eye butterfly); Castniomera humboldti (giant banana stem borer); Castniomera licus (banana stem borer); Chaetanaphothrips leeuweni (rust thrips of banana); Chaetanaphothrips orchidii (anthurium thrips); Chaetanaphothrips signipennis (banana thrips); Chrysomphalus dictyospermi (dictyospermum scale); Colaspis hypochlora (banana fruit scarring beetle); Colletotrichum musae (tip rot of banana); Commelina benghalensis (wandering jew); Commelina diffusa (spreading dayflower); Commelina elegans; Cordana musae (Cordana leaf spot); Corynespora torulosa (fruit spot on banana); Corythuca gossypii (cotton lacebug); Coscineuta virens (moruga grasshopper); Cosmopolites sordidus (banana weevil); Criconemella (ring nematode); Cucumber mosaic virus (cucumber mosaic); Cyanthillium cinereum (little ironweed); Cylindrocladium macrosporium; Cyperus imbricatus (shingle flatsedge); Datura stramonium (jimsonweed); Desmodium incanum (creeping beggerweed); Diaspis boisduvalii (boisduval scale); Dickeya paradisiaca (rhizome rot, "tipover", fruit soft rot of banana); Dysmicoccus brevipes (pineapple mealybug); Dysmicoccus neobrevipes (grey pineapple mealybug); Echinochloa crus-galli (barnyard grass); Echinothrips mexicanus; Emilia sonchifolia (red tasselflower); Erionota thrax (banana skipper); Euphorbia hirta (garden spurge); Eutropidacris cristata (giant locust); Ferrisia virgata (striped mealybug); Frankliniella insularis (blossom thrips); Frankliniella parvula (banana flower thrips); Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense (Panama disease of banana); Galinsoga quadriradiata (shaggy soldier); Gibberella fujikuroi (bakanae disease of rice); Helicotylenchus dihystera (common spiral nematode); Helicotylenchus erythrinae (spiral nematode); Helicotylenchus multicinctus (banana spiral nematode); Helicotylenchus variocaudatus; Heliotropium indicum (Indian heliotrope); Hercinothrips bicinctus (banana thrips); Hercinothrips femoralis (banded greenhouse thrips); Holochilus brasiliensis; Hoplolaimus pararobustus (lance nematode); Hoplolaimus seinhorsti (lance nematode); Icerya samaraia (steatococcus scale); Ipomoea cathartica (morning glory); Ipomoea villosa (morning glory); Khuskia oryzae (cob rot of maize); Lasiodiplodia theobromae (diplodia pod rot of cocoa); Lecanoideus floccissimus; Ligyrus ebenus (black sugarcane chafer); Macroplectra nararia (nettle grub); Mahasena corbetti (coconut case caterpillar); Meloidogyne arenaria (peanut root-knot nematode); Meloidogyne exigua (coffee root-knot nematode); Metamasius hemipterus (West Indian cane weevil); Metulocladosporiella musae (banana leaf speckle); Momordica charantia (bitter gourd); Monalonion (banana sting bug); Murdannia nudiflora (doveweed); Musicillium theobromae (cigar end rot); Mycetaspis personata (masked aspidiotus); Mycosphaerella eumusae (eumusae leaf spot); Mycosphaerella fijiensis (black Sigatoka); Nacoleia octasema (banana scab moth); Nipaecoccus nipae (spiked mealybug); Odoiporus longicollis (banana stem weevil); Oligonychus (sugarcane mite); Opogona sacchari (banana moth); Opsiphanes tamarindi; Panicum repens (torpedo grass); Parasaissetia nigra (pomegranate scale); Paratrichodorus porosus; Parthenium hysterophorus (parthenium weed); Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum (bacterial root rot of sweet potato); Peltamigratus luci; Pennisetum purpureum (elephant grass); Pentalonia nigronervosa (banana aphid); Phlugis mantispa (long-horned grasshopper); Phyllophaga plaei; Phyllophaga vandinei; Pratylenchus coffeae (banana root nematode); Pratylenchus goodeyi (banana lesion nematode); Pratylenchus penetrans (nematode, northern root lesion); Pratylenchus speijeri; Pseudococcus comstocki (Comstock mealybug); Pseudococcus elisae (banana mealybug); Pseudococcus jackbeardsleyi (Jack Beardsley mealybug); Pseudoparlatoria ostreata; Radopholus similis (burrowing nematode); Ralstonia solanacearum (bacterial wilt of potato); Ralstonia solanacearum race 1 (bacterial wilt of solanaceous crops); Ralstonia solanacearum race 2 (moko disease); Raoiella indica (red palm mite); Rastrococcus invadens (fruit tree mealybug); Rattus norvegicus (brown rat); Rattus rattus (black rat); Rotylenchulus (reniform nematode); Rotylenchulus reniformis (reniform nematode); Saissetia coffeae (hemispherical scale); Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (cottony soft rot); Scutellonema brachyurus; Scutellonema minutum; Solanum nigrum (black nightshade); Spodoptera albula (Costa Rican armyworm); Spodoptera frugiperda (fall armyworm); Spodoptera litura (taro caterpillar); Strategus anachoreta; Tetranychus (red spiders); Tetranychus cinnabarinus (carmine spider mite); Tetranychus piercei; Thosea vetusta; Thrips hawaiiensis (Hawaiian flower thrips); Thunbergia alata (black eyed Susan); Tiracola plagiata (plague caterpillar); Trachysphaera fructigena (cigar end rot of banana); Trigona trinidadensis (stingless bee); Tropidacris dux; Tyrophagus putrescentiae (cereal mite); Unaspis citri (citrus snow scale); Veronicella cubensis (Cuban slug); Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum (banana xanthomonas wilt (BXW)); Xylotrupes gideon; Zonocerus elegans (elegant grasshopper); Zonocerus variegatus (variegated grasshopper)

Minor host of:

Ageratum conyzoides (billy goat weed); Aleurocanthus woglumi (citrus blackfly); Aleurodicus dispersus (whitefly); Alternaria alternata (alternaria leaf spot); Alternaria triticina (leaf blight of wheat); Amblypelta lutescens (banana spotting bug); Aonidiella aurantii (red scale); Aonidiella orientalis (oriental yellow scale); Armillaria tabescens (armillaria root rot); Artona catoxantha (coconut leaf moth); Aspergillus flavus (Aspergillus ear rot); Aspergillus niger (black mould of onion); Athelia rolfsii (sclerotium rot); Bipolaris sacchari (eye spot); Brevipalpus californicus (citrus flat mite); Brevipalpus phoenicis (false spider mite); Burkholderia cepacia (sour skin of onion); Cerataphis lataniae (palm aphid); Ceroplastes floridensis (soft scale); Ceroplastes rubens (red wax scale); Ceroplastes rusci (fig wax scale); Chenopodium album (fat hen); Chondracris rosea (citrus locust); Chrysodeixis chalcites (golden twin-spot moth); Chrysomphalus aonidum (circular scale); Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (rice leaf folder); Coccus hesperidum (brown soft scale); Cochliobolus lunatus (head mould of grasses, rice and sorghum); Colletotrichum scovillei; Darna diducta (nettle caterpillar); Darna trima (nettle caterpillar); Diaprepes abbreviatus (citrus weevil); Dickeya dadantii (bacterial wilt and soft rot of ornamentals and potato); Dickeya zeae (bacterial stalk rot of maize); Digitaria abyssinica (East African couchgrass); Dinurothrips hookeri; Elixothrips brevisetis (banana rind thrips); Eudocima fullonia (fruit-piercing moth); Geococcus citrinus; Glomerella cingulata (anthracnose); Haematonectria haematococca (dry rot of potato); Helicotylenchus pseudorobustus (spiral nematode); Hemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale); Heterodera oryzae (rice cyst nematode); Heterodera oryzicola (rice cyst nematode); Hoplolaimus indicus (lance nematode); Icerya aegyptiaca (breadfruit mealybug); Icerya seychellarum (Seychelles scale); Lepidosaphes beckii (purple scale); Locusta migratoria (migratory locust); Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); Meloidogyne graminicola (rice root knot nematode); Meloidogyne incognita (root-knot nematode); Meloidogyne paranaensis (Parana coffee root-knot nematode); Mimosa diplotricha (creeping sensitive plant); Mussidia nigrivenella (cob borer); Necrobia rufipes (red-legged ham beetle); Oryctes monoceros (coconut beetle); Oxalis corniculata (creeping woodsorrel); Pantomorus cervinus (Fuller's rose beetle); Papuana huebneri (taro beetle); Papuana woodlarkiana; Parasa lepida (nettle caterpillar); Passiflora foetida (red fruit passion flower); Pectobacterium atrosepticum (potato blackleg disease); Penicillium citrinum (post-harvest decay); Phyllophaga smithi (white grub); Planococcus citri (citrus mealybug); Plectranthus monostachyus; Pseudomonas cichorii (bacterial blight of endive); Rastrococcus iceryoides (mango mealy bug); Rattus exulans (Pacific rat); Rhabdoscelus obscurus (sugarcane weevil borer); Rhynchophorus palmarum (South American palm weevil); Rosellinia bunodes (black root rot); Rosellinia pepo (black root rot); Scapanes australis (rhinoceros beetle); Scirtothrips aurantii (South African citrus thrips); Scutellonema clathricaudatum; Selenaspidus articulatus (West Indian red scale); Senna obtusifolia (sicklepod); Sesamia nonagrioides (Mediterranean corn stalk borer); Setaria parviflora (knotroot foxtail); Sophonia orientalis (two-spotted leafhopper); Sorghum halepense (Johnson grass); Spodoptera eridania (southern armyworm); Spodoptera exigua (beet armyworm); Spodoptera littoralis (cotton leafworm); Stellaria media (common chickweed); Stictococcus vayssierei (cassava brown root scale); Synedrella nodiflora (synedrella); Tapinoma melanocephalum (ghost ant); Tirathaba rufivena (coconut spike moth); Toxoptera odinae (mango aphid); Tridax procumbens (coat buttons); Xiphinema ifacolum (dagger nematode)

Associated with (not a host):

Archytas plangens; Aspergillus fumigatus; Bacillus cereus; Cladosporium tenuissimum; Clonostachys rosea (mycoparasite of fungal pathogens); Dactylosternum abdominale; Dactylosternum hydrophiloides; Euphorocera claripennis; Glischrochilus quadrisignatus (fourspotted sap beetle); Hololepta quadridentata; Lespesia aletiae; Plaesius javanus; Serratia entomophila (biocontrol: Grass grub); Serratia marcescens; Solenopsis geminata (tropical fire ant); Trichothecium roseum (fruit rot of tomato)

Host of (source - data mining):

Basilepta subcostatum; Chrysodeixis acuta (tomato semi-looper); Cochliobolus spicifer (spring dead spot of grasses); Cylindrocladium pteridis (shoot blight: pine); Dysmicoccus grassii; Forcipomyia quatei; Forcipomyia youngi; Fusarium concentricum; Fusarium oxysporum (basal rot); Fusarium pallidoroseum (fungal gummosis (of Leucaena)); Fusarium poae (central: Chrysanthemum spp. bud rot); Fusarium proliferatum; Gibberella acuminata (stalk rot of maize); Gibberella sacchari (pineapple eye rot); Guignardia musae (freckle disease of banana); Metamasius hemipterus sericeus (silky cane weevil); Mycosphaerella musae (speckle disease: banana); Oligonychus biharensis; Opisina arenosella (black-headed caterpillar); Phyllachora musicola (black cross disease of banana); Planococcus minor (passionvine mealybug); Retithrips syriacus (black vine thrips); Stachytarpheta jamaicensis (Jamaica vervain); Tetranychus abacae; Tetranychus gloveri (banks glovers, mite); Tetranychus lambi; Tetranychus neocaledonicus (spider mite); Tetranychus tumidus (tumid, spider mite); Tylenchulus musicola; Uredo musae (banana leaf rust)

Uses List

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Animal feed, fodder, forage

  • Fodder/animal feed

Environmental

  • Shade and shelter
  • Windbreak

Human food and beverage

  • Beverage base
  • Flour/starch
  • Fruits
  • Vegetable