AMO - Amou


AMO(subcl. French Medium)
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Passport Data
Country of origin: Country of origin: Cameroon
PDCIm Score: 4.74
Available for distribution:
Accession number: AMO
Accession name: Amou
Biological status of accession: traditional cultivar or landrace
Institute code: CMR004 (CARBAP)
Acquisition date: 1979-01-01
Status: active
Type of storage:
Field Collection
Morphological Characterization
Not available
Morphological Characterization Data

6.1 - Plant general appearance

6.1.1 - Leaf habit Intermediate
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] 2.1 to 2.9
6.2.2 - Pseudostem aspect Normal
6.2.3 - Pseudostem colour Green
6.2.4 - Pseudostem appearance Shiny (not waxy)
6.2.5 - Predominant underlying colour of the pseudostem Watery green
6.2.7 - Sap colour Milky
6.2.8 - Wax on leaf sheaths Very few wax
6.2.9 - Number of suckers 3 to 5
6.2.10 - Development of suckers Between 1/4 and 3/4 of the height of the parent plant
6.2.11 - Position of suckers Close to parent (vertical growth)

6.3 - Petiole / Midrib / Leaf

6.3.1 - Blotches at the petiole base Small blotches
6.3.2 - Blotches colour Dark brown
6.3.3 - Petiole canal leaf III Straight with erect margins
6.3.4 - Petiole margins Winged and clasping the pseudostem
6.3.5 - Wing type Not dry
6.3.6 - Petiole margin colour Green
6.3.7 - Edge of petiole margin Colourless
6.3.8 - Petiole margin width [cm] <=1 cm
6.3.9 - Leaf blade length [cm] >=261 cm
6.3.10 - Leaf blade width [cm] 81 to 90 cm
6.3.11 - Petiole length [cm] 51 to 70 cm
6.3.12 - Colour of leaf upper surface Dark green
6.3.13 - Appearance of leaf upper surface Shiny
6.3.14 - Colour of leaf lower surface Green
6.3.15 - Appearance of leaf lower surface Dull
6.3.16 - Wax on leaves Moderately waxy
6.3.17 - Insertion point of leaf blades on petiole Symmetric
6.3.18 - Shape of leaf blade base Both sides rounded
6.3.19 - Leaf corrugation Very corrugated
6.3.20 - Colour of midrib dorsal surface Yellow
6.3.21 - Colour of midrib ventral surface Light green
6.3.23 - Blotches on leaves of water suckers Without blotches

6.4 - Inflorescence / male bud

6.4.1 - Peduncle length [cm] 31- 60 cm
6.4.3 - Peduncle width [cm] 7-12 cm
6.4.4 - Peduncle colour Light green
6.4.5 - Peduncle hairiness Slightly hairy
6.4.6 - Bunch position Hanging vertically
6.4.7 - Bunch shape Cylindrical with the length >= to twice the width
6.4.8 - Bunch appearance Very compact (one cannot place one's finger BETWEEN the hands OF fruit)
6.4.9 - Flowers that form the fruit Female (absence of pollen sacs or 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 Intermediate
6.4.16 - Male bud size [cm] 21 to 30 cm

6.5 - Bract

6.5.1 - Bract base shape Medium
6.5.2 - Bract apex shape Intermediate
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 Purple
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 Very 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 Very 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 Very few or no visible sign of pigmentation
6.6.4 - Lobe colour of compound tepal Orange
6.6.5 - Lobe development of compound tepal Very developed
6.6.6 - Free tepal colour Translucent white
6.6.7 - Free tepal shape Rounded
6.6.8 - Free tepal appearance More or less smooth
6.6.9 - Free tepal apex development Little or no visible sign of development
6.6.10 - Free tepal apex shape Obtuse
6.6.11 - Anther exsertion Inserted
6.6.12 - Filament colour White
6.6.13 - Anther colour Cream
6.6.14 - Pollen sac colour Cream
6.6.16 - Style basic colour Cream
6.6.17 - Pigmentation on style Purple
6.6.18 - Style exsertion Same level
6.6.19 - Style shape Straight
6.6.20 - Stigma colour Orange
6.6.21 - Ovary shape Straight
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 White
6.6.25 - Irregular flowers Absent

6.7 - Fruit

6.7.1 - Fruit position Parallel to the stalk
6.7.2 - Number of fruits >=17
6.7.3 - Fruit length [cm] 26-30 cm
6.7.4 - Fruit shape Curved (sharp curve)
6.7.5 - Transverse section of fruit Pronounced ridges
6.7.6 - Fruit apex Pointed
6.7.7 - Remains of flower relicts at fruit apex Base of style prominent
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 Very partially or no visible sign of fusion
6.7.12 - Immature fruit peel colour Light green
6.7.13 - Mature fruit peel colour Bright yellow
6.7.14 - Fruit peel thickness [mm] Three or more
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 Yellow
6.7.19 - Pulp colour at maturity Beige-pink
6.7.20 - Fruits fall from hands Persistent
6.7.21 - Flesh texture Firm
6.7.22 - Predominant taste Sweet (like Cavendish)
6.7.23 - Presence of seed with source of pollen <5
Phenotyping
Not available
Collecting/acquisition source
Type Name Donor Code Donor Institute Country
1. Collecting mission CAMEROON NYO0203, PROSPECTION Donor Institute Country: Cameroon
2. Collection CRBP, NYOMBE NYO0203
Collecting Location
Not available
Molecular Characterisation
Not available
Publications
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