21.13 - Pacific Plantain


21.13(subgr. Maia Maoli/Popoulu)
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Passport Data
PDCIm Score: 4.21
Available for distribution:
Accession number: 21.13
Accession name: Pacific Plantain
Biological status of accession: other biological status of accession
Taxonomic classification:
Status: active
Type of storage:
Field Collection
Morphological Characterization
Not available
Morphological Characterization Data

6.1 - Plant general appearance

6.1.1 - Leaf habit Erect
6.1.2 - Dwarfism Normal : leaves not overlapped and leaf ratio superior to 2.5

6.2 - Pseudostem / Suckers

6.2.1 - Pseudostem height [m] <=2
6.2.2 - Pseudostem aspect Robust
6.2.3 - Pseudostem colour Green-red
6.2.4 - Pseudostem appearance Shiny (not waxy)
6.2.5 - Predominant underlying colour of the pseudostem Light green
6.2.6 - Pigmentation of the underlying pseudostem Purple
6.2.7 - Sap colour Watery
6.2.8 - Wax on leaf sheaths Very waxy
6.2.9 - Number of suckers 3 to 5
6.2.10 - Development of suckers More than 3/4 of the height of the parent plant
6.2.11 - Position of suckers Close to parent (growing at an angle)

6.3 - Petiole / Midrib / Leaf

6.3.1 - Blotches at the petiole base Extensive pigmentation
6.3.2 - Blotches colour Dark brown
6.3.3 - Petiole canal leaf III Straight with erect margins
6.3.4 - Petiole margins Not winged and clasping the pseudostem
6.3.6 - Petiole margin colour Purple to blue
6.3.7 - Edge of petiole margin Colourless
6.3.8 - Petiole margin width [cm] >1 cm
6.3.9 - Leaf blade length [cm] 171 to 220 cm
6.3.10 - Leaf blade width [cm] 71 to 80 cm
6.3.11 - Petiole length [cm] <=50 cm
6.3.12 - Colour of leaf upper surface Dark green
6.3.13 - Appearance of leaf upper surface Dull
6.3.14 - Colour of leaf lower surface Green
6.3.15 - Appearance of leaf lower surface Dull
6.3.16 - Wax on leaves Very little or no visible sign of wax
6.3.17 - Insertion point of leaf blades on petiole Symmetric
6.3.18 - Shape of leaf blade base One side rounded, one pointed
6.3.19 - Leaf corrugation Few stripes
6.3.20 - Colour of midrib dorsal surface Red-purple
6.3.21 - Colour of midrib ventral surface Green
6.3.22 - Colour of cigar leaf dorsal surface Green
6.3.23 - Blotches on leaves of water suckers Without blotches

6.4 - Inflorescence / male bud

6.4.1 - Peduncle length [cm] <=30 cm
6.4.2 - Empty nodes on peduncle Two or more
6.4.3 - Peduncle width [cm] 7-12 cm
6.4.4 - Peduncle colour Green
6.4.5 - Peduncle hairiness Hairless
6.4.6 - Bunch position Hanging vertically
6.4.7 - Bunch shape Truncated cone shape
6.4.8 - Bunch appearance Compact (one can place one's finger, but NOT one's hand, between the hands of fruit)
6.4.9 - Flowers that form the fruit Hermaphrodite (presence of pollen sacs and pollens)
6.4.10 - Fruits Biseriate
6.4.11 - Rachis type Present and male bud may be degenerated or persistent
6.4.12 - Rachis position Falling vertically
6.4.13 - Rachis appearance Neutral/male flowers and presence of withered bracts (on the whole stalk)
6.4.14 - Male bud type Normal (present)
6.4.15 - Male bud shape Lanceolate
6.4.16 - Male bud size [cm] 21 to 30 cm

6.5 - Bract

6.5.1 - Bract base shape Small shoulder
6.5.2 - Bract apex shape Slightly pointed
6.5.3 - Bract imbrication Young bracts slightly overlap
6.5.4 - Colour of the bract external face Red-purple
6.5.5 - Colour of the bract internal face Red
6.5.6 - Colour on the bract apex Not tinted with yellow (colour is uniform until apex)
6.5.7 - Colour stripes on bract Without discoloured lines on the external face
6.5.8 - Bract scars rachis Not prominent
6.5.9 - Fading of colour on bract base Colour homogenous (pigmentation is uniform and continues until the base)
6.5.10 - Male bract shape x/y <0.28 (lanceolate)
6.5.11 - Male bract lifting Lifting two or more at a time
6.5.12 - Bract behaviour before falling Not revolute (not rolling)
6.5.13 - Wax on the bract Moderatly waxy
6.5.14 - Presence of grooves on the bract Moderate grooving (parallel ridges are distinguishable)

6.6 - Male flower

6.6.1 - Male flower behaviour Neutral/male flowers persistent
6.6.2 - Compound tepal basic colour Yellow
6.6.3 - Compound tepal pigmentation Presence of pink
6.6.4 - Lobe colour of compound tepal Yellow
6.6.5 - Lobe development of compound tepal Developed
6.6.6 - Free tepal colour Opaque white
6.6.8 - Free tepal appearance More or less smooth
6.6.9 - Free tepal apex development Very developed
6.6.10 - Free tepal apex shape Triangular
6.6.11 - Anther exsertion Same level
6.6.12 - Filament colour White
6.6.13 - Anther colour Yellow
6.6.14 - Pollen sac colour Cream
6.6.15 - Pollen vitality [%] Absent
6.6.16 - Style basic colour Cream
6.6.17 - Pigmentation on style Without pigmentation
6.6.18 - Style exsertion Inserted
6.6.19 - Style shape Curved under stigma
6.6.20 - Stigma colour Cream
6.6.21 - Ovary shape Arched
6.6.22 - Ovary basic colour Cream
6.6.23 - Ovary pigmentation Very few or no visible sign of pigmentation
6.6.24 - Dominant colour of male flower Red-purple
6.6.25 - Irregular flowers Frequent
6.6.26 - Arrangement of ovules Two rowed

6.7 - Fruit

6.7.1 - Fruit position Perpendicular to the stalk
6.7.4 - Fruit shape Curved (sharp curve)
6.7.5 - Transverse section of fruit Rounded
6.7.6 - Fruit apex Rounded
6.7.7 - Remains of flower relicts at fruit apex Persistent style
6.7.8 - Fruit pedicel length [mm] 11 to 20 mm
6.7.9 - Fruit pedicel width [mm] 5 to 10 mm
6.7.10 - Pedicel surface Hairless
6.7.11 - Fusion of pedicels Partially fused
6.7.12 - Immature fruit peel colour Green
6.7.13 - Mature fruit peel colour Bright yellow
6.7.14 - Fruit peel thickness [mm] Two or less
6.7.15 - Adherence of the fruit peel Fruit peels easily
6.7.16 - Cracks in fruit peel Without cracks
6.7.17 - Pulp in fruit With pulp
6.7.18 - Pulpe colour before maturity White
6.7.19 - Pulp colour at maturity Ivory
6.7.20 - Fruits fall from hands Persistent
6.7.21 - Flesh texture Firm
6.7.22 - Predominant taste Mild, slightly tasty or tasteless
6.7.23 - Presence of seed with source of pollen <5
Phenotyping
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Collecting/acquisition source
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Collecting Location
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Molecular Characterisation
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Publications
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