Bananas - Cultivars & Botanical Names 

 Crops A to C  
 

Crop Name Alternate Name/ Cultivar Name Genus Species Ssp Desc. Subspecies Authority
Banana Dwarf Cavendish Musa acuminata     L
Banana Giant Governor Musa spp.     L
Banana Gros Michel Musa spp.     L
Banana Lacatan Musa spp.     L
Banana Latundan Musa spp.     L
Banana Plantain Musa X   paradisiaca  
Banana Plantain Musa X   paradisiaca  
Banana Poyo Robusta Musa spp.     L
Banana Poyo Robusta Musa spp.     L
Banana Valeri Musa spp.     L
 

 
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