ITC0399 - Malaccensis

ITC0399(subsp. malaccensis)
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Passport Data
PDCIm Score: 6.5
Available for distribution:
Accession number: ITC0399
Accession name: Malaccensis
Biological status of accession: wild
Taxonomic classification:
Institute code: BEL084 (ITC)
Acquisition date: 1988-06-06
Status: active
Type of storage:
In Vitro Collection
Cryopreserved Collection
Morphological Characterization at Neufchâteau (CIRAD)
Morphological Characterization Data

6.2 - Pseudostem / Suckers

6.2.1 - Pseudostem height [m] 2.1 to 2.9
6.2.6 - Pigmentation of the underlying pseudostem Pink-purple

6.3 - Petiole / Midrib / Leaf

6.3.1 - Blotches at the petiole base Sparse blotching
6.3.3 - Petiole canal leaf III Wide with erect margins
6.3.4 - Petiole margins Winged and not clasping the pseudostem
6.3.6 - Petiole margin colour Purple to blue
6.3.7 - Edge of petiole margin With a colour line along

6.4 - Inflorescence / male bud

6.4.6 - Bunch position Hanging at angle 45°
6.4.7 - Bunch shape Truncated cone shape
6.4.12 - Rachis position Horizontal
6.4.13 - Rachis appearance Male flowers/bracts above the male bud (but the stalk is bare above flowers/bracts)
6.4.15 - Male bud shape Like a top

6.5 - Bract

6.5.1 - Bract base shape Large shoulder
6.5.2 - Bract apex shape Intermediate
6.5.3 - Bract imbrication Old bracts overlap at apex of bud (like Musa acuminata subsp. malaccensis)
6.5.5 - Colour of the bract internal face Orange red
6.5.12 - Bract behaviour before falling Revolute (rolling)

6.6 - Male flower

6.6.2 - Compound tepal basic colour White
6.6.4 - Lobe colour of compound tepal Yellow
6.6.13 - Anther colour Grey
6.6.24 - Dominant colour of male flower Cream

6.7 - Fruit

6.7.2 - Number of fruits >=17
6.7.3 - Fruit length [cm] <=15 cm
6.7.4 - Fruit shape Curved (sharp curve)
6.7.6 - Fruit apex Blunt-tipped
6.7.7 - Remains of flower relicts at fruit apex Persistent style
6.7.8 - Fruit pedicel length [mm] <=10 mm
6.7.11 - Fusion of pedicels Very partially or no visible sign of fusion
Not available
Collecting/acquisition source
Type Name Donor Code Donor Institute Country
1. Collection CATIE CATIE 14054 Donor Institute Country: Costa Rica
Collecting Location
Not available
Genetic Integrity
Ploidy: 4x   (Institute of Experimental Botany, 18/02/2018)
Field verified: yes
FV conclusion: validated as True To Type (TTT)

Public Comments

This malaccensis is supposed to be a seminiferous diploid, and this was the case for the plant we have checked in Guadeloupe, and whom is at the origin of the pictures on this page. But if Jaro has measured it as a tetraploid in 2018. Then "something" has happenned in the meantime...