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Report from the Exploration of wild banana populations in Papua New Guinea (3 MB)

Julie Sardos, Janet Paofa, Steven Janssens, Samuel Vanden Abeele, Nicolas Roux and Bartholomeus Panis 20p.

This report documents the exploration of wild banana populations on the East coast of Papua New Guinea in June, 2017, with the aim of collecting wild specimens for population genetics studies. The collecting team visited two provinces on the East coast: in Madang province, they collected samples of M. acuminata banksii M. schizocarpa and M. peekelii ssp. angustigemma while M. acuminata ssp. banksii, M. schizocarpa, M. maclayi spp. maclayi var maclayi and M. balbisiana were collected in Morobe Province. In addition to leaf samples, seeds were also collected that will be studied and conserved as part of the ITC Musa seedbank being established by Bioversity International and the Botanical Garden of Meise.

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Banana Collecting Mission in the Autonomous Region Of Bougainville (AROB), Papua New Guinea (12 MB)

Julie Sardos, Janet Paofa, Steven Janssens, Gabriel Sachter-Smith, Gou Rauka and Nicolas Roux 16p.

This report documents a 16-day banana collecting mission in October 2016 on the islands of Bougainville, Buka and Sohano in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea (PNG). The mission was co-organized by the National Agriculture Research Institute (NARI) in PNG and Bioversity International, and was funded by the Genebanks CGIAR Research Programme, with a contribution of the Belgium government through the PhenSeeData project.

Triangle Banana Exploration Report, North Sulawesi and North Maluku, Indonesia, 6-24 October 2012 (4.5 MB)

Hermanto, C., HS, Edison, Nasution, F., Riska, Malia, E., Nofriarjasri, Daniells, J., Sutanto, A. and Hilman, Y. 2014. Bioversity, Montpellier. 18p.

This report documents the first of two exploration and collection trips of Musa germplasm within the triangle of East Kalimantan-Maluku-Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia, carried out by Indonesian and Australian taxonomists. This region is expected to be particularly rich in diversity as it is just to the east of the ‘Wallace Line’ and is recognized as a transition zone for flora in south east Asia. The first trip focused on North Sulawesi and North Maluku, from 7 to 22 October 2012.

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Triangle Banana Exploration Report, Central Maluku and Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia, 16 February-3 March 2013 (1.3 MB)

Hermanto, C., Sutanto, A., HS, Edison, Riska, Alfons, Hosang, E., Daniells, J. and Hilman, Y. 2014. Bioversity, Montpellier. 14p.

This report documents the second exploration and collection trip of Musa germplasm within the triangle of East Kalimantan-Maluku-Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia, carried out by Indonesian and Australian taxonomists. This region is expected to be particularly rich in diversity as it is just to the east of the ‘Wallace Line’ and is recognized as a transition zone for flora in south east Asia. The second trip focused on Central Maluku and Lesser Sunda Islands, from 17 February to 4 March 2013.

 

Banana diversity in the Middle East (Jordan, Egypt, Oman) (1.4 MB)
INIBAP and De Langhe, E.A.L. 2002. Banana diversity in the Middle East (Jordan, Egypt, Oman). INIBAP, Montpellier (FRA). 56p.

This report provides an overview of banana production in Egypt, Oman and Jordan, with a particular focus on the genetic diversity to be found in each country. The report also provides information on the historical background of bananas in the Middle East and includes a key to the identification of ABB cultivars.

 
Musa acuminata in Northern Borneo: Preliminary report (2.4 MB)
Häkkinen, M., INIBAP and De Langhe, E.A.L. 2002. Musa acuminata in Northern Borneo: preliminary report, November 2001. INIBAP, Montpellier (FRA). 23p.

This preliminary report on the status of Musa acuminata in Northern Borneo was prepared by Markku Häkkinen and Edmond De Langhe, based on a survey carried out by the first author in Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei, in August 2001. Although the main focus of the survey was the section Callimusa, a large number of photographs of Musa acuminata was also taken. With the expertise of Edmond de Langhe, a tentative taxonomic identification of the plants has been made.
 
Preliminary analysis of the literature on the distribution of wild Musa species using MGIS and DIVA-GIS (3.5 MB)
Pollefeys, P., Sharrock, S. and Arnaud, E. 2004. Preliminary analysis of the literature on the distribution of wild Musa species using MGIS and DIVA-GIS

Information from a selection of scientific articles dealing with the description of wild bananas and their distribution has been analysed in order to develop a bibliographic database on wild bananas. Various databases (MusaLit, CAB-Abstracts, Current Contents, etc.) were consulted to draw up this list. Experts in banana taxonomy, notably Dr. Edmond De Langhe and M. Markkü Häkkinen, provided additional information, which they possessed as a result of various expeditions to Indonesia and Thailand.
 

Tanzania Musa Expedition 2001 (4.9 MB)
De Langhe, E., INIBAP, Karamura, D.A. and Mbwana, A. 2001. Tanzania Musa: expedition 2001. July 8th to July 20th 2001. INIBAP, Kampala (UGA). 106p.

This report provides details of the accessions collected during a prospecting mission in the highland areas of Tanzania, namely the slopes of Kilimanjaro, the Usambara hills and the South Pare hills, an area considered as likely to harbour previously uncollected germplasm. It also provides some clarification on the rather obscure nomenclature / synonymy of cultivars in this zone and a broad picture of how African highland bananas have been generated.
 

The exploration of Musaceae in Irian Jaya (Papua) (3.8 MB)
INIBAP, Edison, H.S., Sutanto, A., Hermanto, C., Rumsarwir, Y. and Lakuy, H. 2002. The exploration of Musaceae in Irian Jaya (Papua), 11 February - 5 March, 2002.

This document presents the description of 28 accessions of wild and cultivated Musa collected in Papua in 2002. It was noted that some cultivars of banana from this province have a similarity and may indeed be synonyms of cultivars from Papua New Guinea.

 
Banana Cultivar Names and Synonyms in Southeast Asia (5.5 MB)
Valmayor, R.V.; Jamaluddin, S.H.Silayoi, B.Kusumo, S.; Danh, L.D.; Pascua, O.C.Espino, R.R.C., 2000

The Southeast Asia region harbours the greatest wealth of banana diversity, both in wild and cultivated forms. This includes some of the rarest varieties in the world. But how to classify them and even what to call them has always been a complicated issue. In many cases, the same varieties have been given different names in different areas and the likewise the same name has been given to different varieties. In September 1999 a meeting of the curators of national banana germplasm collections took place in the Philippines. They resolved the names of nearly 300 banana varieties and agreed on a classification system, following that of Cheeseman and the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants. This 24-page booklet provides the background on the nomenclature and classification of bananas in the region and the listing of variety names and synonyms agreed at the meeting in Southeast Asia.

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