Musa acuminata

Family Musaceae
Scientific name Musa acuminata L. A. Colla
Synonyms Musa cavendishii Lambert ex Paxton; Musa chinensis Sweet; Musa chiliocarpa C. A. B. Backer; Musa consociata Nakai; Musa corniculata Loureiro; Musa humilis G. (G. G.) Perrottet; Musa megalocarpa Nakai; Musa microcarpa O. Beccari; Musa minor Nakai; Musa mirabilis Nakai; Musa nana auct., non Loureiro; Musa prematura Nakai; Musa rhinocerotis Kurz; Musa sapientum L.; Musa simiarum Kurz; Musa simiarum Rumphius; Musa sinensis Sagot ex Baker; Musa sumatrana O. Beccari; Musa truncata Ridley; Musa zebrina Van Houtte ex Planchon
Common name (English common name) banana, Cavendish banana, Chinese banana, dwarf banana, edible banana
(Japanese common name) banana
Distribution China, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, India, Sri Lanka, Tanzania
Reference Musa acuminata Colla
Musa acuminata Colla
Musa acuminata
Musa nana
Genetic Diversity in Musa acuminata Colla and Musa balbisiana Colla and some of their natural hybrids using AFLP Markers
Composition for plant growth regulation (US Patent 4361436/1982)
Bioactant translocation agent (US Patent 4431437/1984)
Bilirubin-specific enzyme preparation, assay compositions, analytical elements and methods using same (US Patent 4701411/1987)
Method for extracting bilirubin-specific enzyme preparation (US Patent 4921804/1990)
Agents for protecting plants against diseases (US Patent 5066661/1991)
Zea mays plants and transgenic Zea mays plants regenerated from protoplasts or protoplast-derived cells (US Patent 5350689/1994)
Carbamic acid derivatives (US Patent 5648494/1997)
Compositions and methods of combatting fungi employing triazoles and a pyrimidinamine derivative (US Patent 5627188/1997)
Synthetic antibiotics (US Patent 5602097/1997)
Methods for protecting ZEA mays plants against pest damage (US Patent 5595733/1997)
Method of treating cancer with tannic acid (US Patent 5773419/1998)
Method of controlling insect larvae comprising feeding an insecticidal amount of a transgenic maize plant expressing a polypeptide having Bt-crystal protein toxic properties (US Patent 5824302/1998)
Process and apparatus for the genetic transformation of cells (US Patent 5976880/1999)
Method of producing bacteriorhodopsin and carotenoids by electrostatic treatment of Halobacterium halobium (US Patent 5888791/1999)
Regulated expression of heterologous genes in plants and transgenic fruit with a modified ripening phenotype (US Patent 5859330/1999)
Compositions and methods for use in cropping bananas and plantain trees (US Patent 6114285/2000)
Signal sequences for vacuolar sorting (US Patent 6054637/2000)
Tannic acid compositions for treating cancer (US Patent 6063770/2000)
Novel bilirubin oxidase which has a substrate specifity to bilirubin, but not to biliverdin, catechol and hemin (US Patent 4985360/1991)
Composition and method of treating cancer with tannic acid and tannin complexes (US Patent 6200568/2001)
Agents for inducing flower bud formation (US Patent 6174712/2001)
Method for treating hyperkeratotic disease with a Halobacterium halobium lysate (US Patent 6238663/2001)
Method of inserting viral DNA into plant material (US Patent 6376234/2002)
Compositions for treating viral infections, and methods therefor (US Patent 6479466/2002)
Microbicidal compositions (US Patent 6441028/2002)
Preparation and drug composition of bis-benzyl-isoquinoline class alkaloids (US Patent 6617335/2003)
Compositions based on resveratrol (US Patent 6572882/2003)
Transformation of hereditary material of plants (US Patent 6603065/2003)
Use of tropical root crops in effective intervention strategies for treating difficult and complex cases and chronic diseases (US Patent 6632461/2003)
Oxadiazine derivatives (US Patent 6627753/2003)
Antithrombotic agents (US Patent 6958164/2005)
Trace element phytoremediation (US Patent 6974896/2005)
Heavy metal phytoremediation (US Patent 7034202/2006)
Heterocyclic carboxamides and their use as fungicides (US Patent 7084163/2006)
Fluid system additive (US Patent 7033976/2006)
Ketol fatty acid derivative and plant growth regulating agents (US Patent 7026489/2006)
Plant potentiators (US Patent 6987130/2006)
Treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (US Patent 7235268/2007)
Method of cleaning up lead-contaminated soil (US Patent 20070191666)
Note Photos below are those of Musa acuminata cv. Dwarf Cavendish.

January 2008
at Ibaraki Prefecture Botanical Garden
January 2008
at Ibaraki Prefecture
Botanical Garden
January 2008
at Ibaraki Prefecture
Botanical Garden

January 2008
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden
January 2008
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden
January 2008
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden