True plantains

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For other starchy bananas used in cooking, see cooking banana, East African Highland bananas (Matoke) and Fe'i banana.wikipedia
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"True" plantains are a group of cultivars of the genus Musa (bananas and plantains) placed in the Plantain subgroup of the AAB genome group.
Linnaeus originally placed bananas into two species based only on their uses as food: Musa sapientum for dessert bananas and Musa paradisiaca for plantains.

Cooking banana

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The term "plantain" can refer to all the banana cultivars which are normally eaten after cooking, rather than raw (see cooking banana), or it can refer to members of other subgroups of Musa cultivars, such as the Pacific plantains.
Many cooking bananas are referred to as plantains or green bananas, although not all of them are true plantains.

List of banana cultivars

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"True" plantains are a group of cultivars of the genus Musa (bananas and plantains) placed in the Plantain subgroup of the AAB genome group.
Plantain subgroup

Musa (genus)

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"True" plantains are a group of cultivars of the genus Musa (bananas and plantains) placed in the Plantain subgroup of the AAB genome group.
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Cultivar

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"True" plantains are a group of cultivars of the genus Musa (bananas and plantains) placed in the Plantain subgroup of the AAB genome group.

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

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In the 1990s, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture published two guides to help scientists and farmers identify plantains in West Africa and support their cultivation.

West Africa

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In the 1990s, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture published two guides to help scientists and farmers identify plantains in West Africa and support their cultivation.

Morphology (biology)

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IITA's Research Guide 66 "Morphology and Growth of Plantain and Banana" (1997, but no longer available online, page 10) contains figures of the plantain inflorescence types.

Inflorescence

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IITA's Research Guide 66 "Morphology and Growth of Plantain and Banana" (1997, but no longer available online, page 10) contains figures of the plantain inflorescence types.

List of banana and plantain diseases

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This article is a list of diseases of bananas and plantains (Musa spp.).

Fe'i banana

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They are distinct in appearance and origin from the majority of bananas and plantains currently grown, which derive from different wild species.

List of culinary fruits

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Banana (Musacea spp.; Musaceae); its starchy variant is the plantain

Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense

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To make things worse, this variant of the pathogen also affects plantains, Musa acuminata × balbisiana, which are an important staple food in tropical regions of the world.

Economic history of Africa

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Another factor may have been the arrival of southeast-Asian food crops, notably the AAB plantain, the cocoyam and the water-yam.

Plantain

True plantains, banana cultivars belonging to the Plantain subgroup of the AAB genome group

Mangosteen

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Because young trees need shade, intercropping with banana, plantain, rambutan, durian or coconut leaves is effective.

Antonius Musa

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Musa, the plant group which includes the banana, the plantain and numerous other species, was apparently named after him.

Musaceae

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The largest and most economically important genus in the family is Musa, famous for the banana and plantain.

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Other tropical seedlings brought by the West Indian missionaries include cocoa, coffee, breadnut, breadfruit, guava, yam, cassava, plantains, cocoyam, variety of banana species and pear.

Colletotrichum musae

Colletotrichum musae is a plant pathogen primarily affecting the genus Musa, which includes bananas and plantains.

Notocrypta curvifascia

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The larval host plants include members of the Zingiberaceae and Musaceae families such as Alpinia japonica, Alpinia zerumbet, Curcuma decipiens, Costus speciosus, Curcuma longa, Globba marantina, Musa acuminata × balbisiana, Zingiber casumunar, Zingiber odoriferum, Zingiber officinale.

Sanchi

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Domesticated plants and animals of Austronesia

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These ancient introductions resulted in the banana subgroup now known as the "true" plantains, which include the East African Highland bananas and the Pacific plantains (the Iholena and Maoli-Popo'ulu subgroups).