Pentalonia nigronervosa

Pentalonia nigronervosa (banana aphid) is an aphid in the superfamily Aphidoidea in the order Hemiptera. It is a true bug and sucks sap mainly from Musa species. Known to hosts in Alpinia purpurata, Xanthosoma sp., cardamom, Heliconia sp., tomatoes, taro, Calla, Costus, and Zingiber sp.

Odoardo Beccari

Musa beccarii, a wild banana in the family Musaceae. Myrmecodia beccarii, a plant in the family Rubiaceae. Palaquium beccarianum, a tree in the family Sapotaceae. Pritchardia beccariana, a tree in the family Arecaceae. Acanthopelma beccarii, a tarantula. Carlia beccarii, a skink. Clinidium beccarii, a ground beetle in the family Carabidae. Cochoa beccarii, a bird in the family Turdidae. Conraua beccarii, frog in the family Ranidae. Crocidura beccarii, a shrew. Draco beccari, a "flying dragon" lizard. Emballonura beccarii, a bat in the family Emballonuridae. Gallicolumba beccarii, a bird in the family Columbidae. Harpesaurus beccarii, a lizard in the family Agamidae.


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Ingredients can vary widely, but they usually include sugar berry fruit (kaong), coconut sport (macapuno), and plantains sweetened with sugar, Jackfruit (langkâ), gulaman, tapioca, nata de coco, sweet potato (kamote), cheese, pounded crushed young porridge (pinipig). Most of the ingredients (fruits, beans, and other sweets) are first placed at the bottom, followed by the shaved ice. This is then topped with either (or a combination of) leche flan, purple yam (ube), or ice cream. Fermented goat's milk is poured into the mixture upon serving. The spelling "halo-halo" (popularized by Chowking) is considered incorrect by the Commission on the Filipino Language, which prescribes "haluhalo".

Ensete superbum

Ensete superbum is a species of banana from India. The plant is well-known from the Western Ghats, Anaimalai Hills, some other South Indian hills in Dindigul and other parts of the peninsular India. It has also been recorded from Jhadol and Ogna forest ranges in Rajasthan, North India. There are also reports of a similar species in Thailand, but it is yet to be formally described. Disease: Anthracnose (Colletotrichum siamense) disease reported from Vithura and Kottiyur forest regions located in Kerala state of India. Plants may grow up to 12 ft in height and the pseudostem may be up to half the height with a swollen base of up to 8 ft in circumference at the base.


Ginanggang, guinanggang, or ginang-gang is a snack food of grilled skewered bananas brushed with margarine and sprinkled with sugar. It originates from the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. It literally means "grilled" in Cebuano. Ginanggang is made from a type of banana in the Philippines called saba (a cooking banana also known as the Cardaba banana). The banana is peeled, skewered and then grilled over charcoals. When the outer surface is lightly charred, it is then taken off the grill, brushed with margarine, and sprinkled with sugar. It differs from banana cue in that the banana is actually grilled on the stick.


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A 2007 earthquake hazard study, noted that the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault zone could be at the end of its seismic cycle and concluded that a worst-case forecast would involve a 7.2 M w earthquake, similar in size to the 1692 Jamaica earthquake. A study team presented a hazard assessment of the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault system to the 18th Caribbean Geologic Conference in March 2008, noting the large strain. The team recommended "high priority" historical geologic rupture studies, as the fault was fully locked and had recorded few earthquakes in the preceding 40 years.


The main ingredients of mohinga are chickpea flour and/or crushed toasted rice, garlic, onions, lemongrass, banana tree stems, ginger, fish paste, fish sauce, and catfish in a rich broth cooked and kept on the boil in a cauldron. It is served with rice vermicelli, dressed and garnished with fish sauce, a squeeze of lime, crisp fried onions, coriander, spring onions, crushed dried chillis, and, as optional extras, crisp fried fritters such as split chickpeas (pè gyaw), urad dal (baya gyaw) or gourd (bu thee gyaw) or sliced pieces of Chinese donuts, as well as boiled egg and fried nga hpè fish cake.


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In Trinidad it is called "paime" (pronounced pay-me) and differs in that it does not contain plantain but may include pumpkin and coconut. In the cuisine of the Caribbean, it is made with cornmeal, plantain, green banana, sweet potato (Asante and Jamaican version, which came from the Asante version) or cassava, wrapped in banana leaves. The food is derived from African cooking traditions. Unlike ugali, making kenkey involves letting the maize ferment before cooking. Therefore, preparation takes a few days in order to let the dough ferment. After fermentation, the kenkey is partially cooked, wrapped in banana leaves, corn husks, or foil, and steamed.


Plantago is a genus of about 200 species of small, inconspicuous plants commonly called plantains or fleaworts. The common name plantain is shared with the unrelated cooking plantain, a kind of banana. Most are herbaceous plants, though a few are subshrubs growing to 60 cm tall. The leaves are sessile, but have a narrow part near the stem which is a pseudo-petiole. They have three or five parallel veins that diverge in the wider part of the leaf. Leaves are broad or narrow, depending on the species. The inflorescences are borne on stalks typically 5 – tall, and can be a short cone or a long spike, with numerous tiny wind-pollinated flowers.

Banana (disambiguation)

Banana is the common name for flowering plants of the genus Musa and for the fruit they produce. Banana or bananas may also refer to: Ensete ventricosum (Ethiopian banana, false banana, enset), an important foodcrop in Ethiopia. Nymphoides aquatica (banana plant), an aquatic species known for its unusual root structure. Strelitzia nicolai (wild banana), a banana-like plant with an erect woody stem. Banana, Cape Verde, a settlement on Santiago Island. Banana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, a small seaport in Kongo Central Province. Banana, Florida, an unincorporated community. Banana River, Florida. Banana Lake, Florida. Banana, Kiribati, a settlement on Kiritimati Island.

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By attacking the root systems of their host plants, nematodes are a direct cause of banana toppling disease and are therefore a highly acute threat to banana cultivation. This has made the Burrowing and Lesion nematodes, two of the most common and widespread parasitic nematodes in the world, a point of concern for subsistence banana farmers and large plantations alike. While the Lesion nematode is known to exact largely superficial lesions in the roots systems of banana trees, the Burrowing Nematode is known to be particularly devastating with potential yield reductions of 30%-80%.


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Plantains are more widely used in the Dominican Republic than green bananas. There aren't many uses for green bananas and most dishes have been adapted. As in the Haitian labouyi Bannann, a green banana porridge, and the Puerto Rican dishes mofongo, alcapurria, and pasteles along with other dishes from the neighboring island. Green plantains are also commonly used in sancocho, mondongo and other soups. Guineítos a dish where green bananas are boiled then sauteed with peppers and onions. Mangú can also be made with platano maduro although this is less common. In Puerto Rico cooking green bananas are used in dishes such as viandas con mojo, pasteles, sopa de mondongo and sancocho.

List of crop plants pollinated by bees

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Other staple food crops, like bananas and plantains, are sterile and propagated from cuttings, requiring no pollination of any form, ever. Further, foods such as root vegetables and salad crops will produce a useful food crop without pollination, though they may not set seed; and hybrids do not even require insect pollination to produce seeds for the next generation, because hybrid production is always human pollinated. Many of the most desirable and common non-hybrid crops, like heirloom tomatoes, are self pollinated, which is what makes their cultivar stable. Fruit tree pollination. Pollination management. Pollinator. Pollen source.

Banana production in Ivory Coast

Banana production in Ivory Coast, as in most of Africa, is primarily for local consumption and consists of crops of dessert bananas, cooking bananas grown on open plantations, and as intermittent crops from sea level to elevations of 2000 metres above sea level. West Africa is second to Central Africa in banana production in Africa and its use as a staple crop for local residents. Most of the banana crop in Central Africa is for local consumption, bananas being a major foodstuff in this area. Export banana crops are grown in West Africa, with Ivory Coast and Cameroon being the two African nations that do a sizable export business in bananas, exporting the fresh fruit to Europe.


Also present in the Expert Committee are representatives of the four regional banana networks - BAPNET (Asia and the Pacific), BARNESA (Eastern and Southern Africa), Innovate Plantain (Western and Central Africa) and MUSALAC (Latin America and the Caribbean), which geographically cover all the banana producing countries. A representative from the information platform ProMusa is also present at the meetings. Part of the Diversity Thematic Group, the Taxonomic Advisory Group (TAG) comprises 12 experts that work together on particular projects concerning banana taxonomy, such as developing morphological field descriptors and verifying the genetic integrity of banana germplasm.

African cuisine

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In Uganda, steamed green bananas called matoke provide the starch filler of many meals. Around 1000 years ago, Omani and Yemeni merchants settled on the Swahili Coast. Middle Eastern influences are especially reflected in the Swahili cuisine of the coast – steamed or cooked rice with spices in Persian style; saffron, cloves, cinnamon and several other spices; and pomegranate juice. Several centuries later, the British and the Indians came, and both brought with them foods such as Indian spiced vegetable curries, lentil soups, chapattis and a variety of pickles which have influenced various local dishes.

Costa Rican cuisine

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Rice and beans is a common dish on the Caribbean side, not to be confused with gallo pinto and other dishes containing rice and beans; this dish consists of rice and beans cooked in coconut milk and typically served with fish and some type of fried plantain. Rice and Beans are included in nearly every Costa Rican meal, even breakfast. Potatoes are another Costa Rican staple, part of the starch-rich Tico diet. Pork and beef are the most commonly eaten meats, but chicken and fish dishes are also widely available, especially on the Caribbean coast. The plantain, a larger member of the banana family, is another commonly used fruit and can be served in a variety of ways.

Hacienda Buena Vista

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Hacienda Buena Vista grew plantains, beans, yams, and corn which were bought at Plaza del Mercado Isabel II in Ponce by the area sugar plantation owners to feed the slave labor force of their plantations. The hacienda also grew other crops, including cotton, coffee, and rice and it also raised cattle, oxen, mules and horses in the limited lower pastures of the hacienda, in the vicinity of the hacienda's buildings complex. Initially, the hacienda's principal crop was plantain (Musa acuminata × balbisiana). By 1845 there were 40 acre growing this crop. This acreage grew steadily from the mid-1820s to the early 1840s.

Kurmi, Nigeria

Kurmi local government Area lies on the south border with Cameroon and these areas are richly blessed with fertile soil which grows a number of cash crops and food crops such as Bananas, Plantains, Rice, Groundnuts, Oranges, Palm trees, Cocoyam and Cocoa. Others include Maize, Guinea corn and Sesame. Kurmi is also a producer of high quality Timber and the only Local Government with the state owned abandoned Timber Company which was called Baissa Timber Development Corporation. In the North western part, is a grassland which also grows most off the cash and food crops.

List of Ecuadorian dishes and foods

Some examples of Ecuadorian cuisine in general include patacones (unripe plantains fried in oil, mashed up, and then refried), llapingachos, and seco de chivo (a type of stew made from goat). A wide variety of fresh fruit is available, particularly at lower altitudes, including granadilla, passionfruit, naranjilla, several types of bananas, uvilla, taxo, and tree tomato finally a drink made from fruits known as the colada or even the colada morada [[File:Hornado.jpg|thumb|Hornado (fried pig, cooked whole) in a Cuenca market]] Apples. Chicken. Coffee. Carrots – a local delicacy of Latacunga, Ecuador, and the surrounding area prepared with deep fried pork and several other ingredients.

List of Jamaican dishes and foods

Jamaican dishes and foods
Green bananas, eaten boiled, or sliced and fried to make banana chips. Jamaican festival, similar to Hushpuppy. Hard dough bread (hardo bread). Jamaican patty, a savoury and spicy pastry filled with meats (beef, curried chicken, shrimp, lobster, etc), or other ingredients like ackee, callaloo, cheese, soy, steamed vegetables and more. Jerk meats usually jerked: chicken, and pork. Oxtail with (broad beans). Pan chicken (jerked chicken prepared and sold by street food vendors along with hard dough bread). Peanut, available raw, or hot & roasted as street food. Peg bread. Peppered shrimp, spicy seasoned and cooked (red in colour). Plantain, eaten green or ripe as is; can be boiled or fried.


Around each village, the jungle is partly cleared and replaced by banana and plantain plantations, a commercial crop for the Embera, who sell them to get cash for their outboard motors, mosquito nets, and the like. The hills leading down to the river from the villages are usually hard packed reddish clay. There are sometimes large boulders being played on by naked children. Dugout canoes are usually seen pulled up on the riverbanks. The Embera houses are raised off the ground about eight feet. The houses stand on large posts set in the ground, and have thatched roof made from palm fronds. All the joinery is with bejuco vines. There are no walls.

Yanomami women

The women also participate in the practice of endocannibalism, where the ashes of a deceased kinsman are mixed with stewed bananas and consumed. This tradition is meant to strengthen the Yanomami people and keep the spirit of that individual alive. The ritual consumption of ashes is accompanied by mourning and a recounting of the individual's biography, the only time that a deceased person's name may be mentioned after her or his death. In Yanomami culture, a woman can become a shaman, but not a headman.

Agriculture in Colombia

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Colombian bananas (excluding plantains) are another export success story of Colombia's agriculture. Despite the violence that has long affected the producing regions, banana exports, which amounted to about US$525 million in 2006, are the third-largest legal agricultural export of the country, behind coffee and flowers. In 2005 Colombia was the tenth-largest producer, with 2.5 percent of the world's banana output, and the third-largest exporter, with 8 percent of the world's exports after Ecuador and Costa Rica. Output for export, mainly of the Cavendish Valery variety, is highly productive compared to international standards.

Bánh chuối

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Bánh chuối (literally "banana cake") is a sweet banana cake or bread pudding from Vietnam. Although its exact ingredients may vary, it is usually made with ripe bananas or plantains, coconut milk, sugar, white bread, shredded young coconut, condensed milk, butter, egg, and vanilla extract. In the finished dish, the cooked banana often appears purplish-red in color. There are two main varieties of bánh chuối: Additionally, other variations include: Bánh chuối nướng (literally "baked banana cake") - This variety of bánh chuối is cooked by baking it in a pan in an oven, giving it a golden-brown, crisp exterior.