Type: Chapter

Identifying and classifying banana cultivars


Jeff Daniells

Queensland Department of Agriculture

Steven B. Janssens

Botanic Garden Meise (Belgium)

Publication date:

23 November 2020

ID: 9781786769381

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This chapter addresses identifying and classifying banana cultivars. It begins with an overview of banana cultivars, which is then followed by a discussion of the different levels bananas can be classified at: genera, section and species level. The chapter also examines how to identify different cultivars and concludes with a summary of future research trends in the area.

Table of contents

1 Introduction 2 Banana cultivars: an overview 3 Classification at the genera level 4 Classification at the section level 5 Classification at the species level 6 Current banana cultivar groups 7 Identifying cultivars 8 Future trends and conclusions 9 Where to look for further information 10 References