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Musa x paradisiaca
(plantain)

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Musa x paradisiaca (plantain)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Musa x paradisiaca
  • Preferred Common Name
  • plantain
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Monocotyledonae
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Musa x paradisiaca

Preferred Common Name

  • plantain

Other Scientific Names

  • Musa x sapientum

International Common Names

  • Spanish: bananero; guineo
  • French: bananier
  • Portuguese: bananeira comum

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Bananenstaude, Obst-; Pisang
  • Italy: bananano comune
  • Netherlands: banaan, gewoon
  • Sweden: banan, vanlig

EPPO code

  • MUBPA (Musa x paradisiaca)

Taxonomic Tree

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

List of Pests

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Major host of:

Adoretus sinicus (Chinese rose beetle); Ageratina adenophora (Croftonweed); Aleurodicus dispersus (whitefly); Amathusia phidippus (palm king); Bactrocera dorsalis (Oriental fruit fly); Bactrocera musae (banana fruit fly); Banana bunchy top virus (bunchy top of banana); Basilepta subcostatum; Basilepta viridipenne; Cania bilinea; Ceratocystis paradoxa (black rot of pineapple); Chaetanaphothrips signipennis (banana thrips); Chloridium musae (leaf speckle of banana); Colletotrichum musae (tip rot of banana); Conyza canadensis (Canadian fleabane); Cordana musae (Cordana leaf spot); Cosmopolites sordidus (banana weevil); Cyperus difformis (small-flowered nutsedge); Dickeya paradisiaca (rhizome rot, "tipover", fruit soft rot of banana); Drechslera gigantea (eyespot); Drechslera musae-sapientum (leaf spot of Musa spp.); Dysmicoccus neobrevipes (grey pineapple mealybug); Erionota thrax (banana skipper); Erionota torus (banana skipper); Hedychium coronarium (white butterfly ginger lily); Helicotylenchus dihystera (common spiral nematode); Helicotylenchus multicinctus (banana spiral nematode); Hemicriconemoides mangiferae; Lantana camara (lantana); Leptochloa chinensis (Chinese sprangletop); Longidorus (longidorids); Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); Marasmius palmivorus (oil palm bunch rot); Merremia peltata; Mimosa pudica (sensitive plant); Nacoleia octasema (banana scab moth); Odoiporus longicollis (banana stem weevil); Paratrichodorus porosus; Paspalum conjugatum (sour paspalum); Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum (bacterial root rot of sweet potato); Pratylenchus coffeae (banana root nematode); Pratylenchus goodeyi (banana lesion nematode); Pratylenchus penetrans (nematode, northern root lesion); Pseudococcus calceolariae (scarlet mealybug); Pseudococcus elisae (banana mealybug); Pseudococcus jackbeardsleyi (Jack Beardsley mealybug); Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae (bacterial canker or blast (stone and pome fruits)); Radopholus similis (burrowing nematode); Ralstonia solanacearum (bacterial wilt of potato); Ralstonia solanacearum race 2 (moko disease); Rhizobium radiobacter (crown gall); Rhizobium rhizogenes (gall); Scopelodes anthela; Scopelodes testacea; Setaria pumila (yellow foxtail); Setaria verticillata (bristly foxtail); Spodoptera littoralis (cotton leafworm); Stephanitis typica (banana lace-wing bug); Thrips hawaiiensis (Hawaiian flower thrips); Tiracola plagiata (plague caterpillar); Trichodorus (stubby root nematodes); Xanthomonas arboricola pv. celebensis (leaf stripes)

Minor host of:

Adoretus versutus (rose beetle); Aleurodicus cocois (coconut whitefly); Amaranthus spinosus (spiny amaranth); Armillaria heimii (armillaria root rot); Armillaria tabescens (armillaria root rot); Aspergillus niger (black mould of onion); Aspidiotus nerii (Oleander scale); Atherigona orientalis (pepper fruit fly); Bactrocera correcta (guava fruit fly); Bactrocera frauenfeldi (mango fruit fly); Bactrocera jarvisi (Jarvis' fruit fly); Bactrocera neohumeralis; Bactrocera tryoni (Queensland fruit fly); Chondracris rosea (citrus locust); Chrysomphalus aonidum (circular scale); Cochliobolus lunatus (head mould of grasses, rice and sorghum); Dactyloctenium aegyptium (crowfoot grass); Dickeya chrysanthemi (bacterial wilt of chrysanthemum and other ornamentals); Eutetranychus orientalis (Citrus brown mite); Fimbristylis littoralis (lesser fimbristylis); Gibberella xylarioides (coffee wilt); Gibberella zeae (headblight of maize); Gymnandrosoma aurantianum; Imperata cylindrica (cogon grass); Locusta migratoria (migratory locust); Marasmiellus scandens (white thread blight); Megathyrsus maximus (Guinea grass); Melanitis leda ismene (rice butterfly); Meloidogyne incognita (root-knot nematode); Meloidogyne javanica (sugarcane eelworm); Metopolophium dirhodum (rose-grass aphid); Oryctes rhinoceros (coconut rhinoceros beetle); Pennisetum clandestinum (Kikuyu grass); Pinnaspis strachani (lesser snow scale); Planococcus citri (citrus mealybug); Pratylenchus loosi (root lesion nematode); Pratylenchus zeae (root lesion nematode); Pythium debaryanum (damping-off); Rhabdoscelus obscurus (sugarcane weevil borer); Rhynchophorus palmarum (South American palm weevil); Rottboellia cochinchinensis (itch grass); Rotylenchulus reniformis (reniform nematode); Scirtothrips aurantii (South African citrus thrips); Selenaspidus articulatus (West Indian red scale); Spodoptera exigua (beet armyworm); Spodoptera frugiperda (fall armyworm); Sybra alternans; Tirathaba rufivena (coconut spike moth); Xiphinema ifacolum (dagger nematode)

Associated with (not a host):

Aonidiella citrina (yellow scale); Phytophthora megakarya (black pod of cocoa)

Host of (source - data mining):

Ceratitis capitata (Mediterranean fruit fly)