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Bluggoe subgroup


Bluggoe subgroup at a glance
Ploidy level

3x

Genome group

ABB

Subgroup

Bluggoe

The Bluggoe subgroup comprises starchy cultivars used primarily for cooking but that can also be eaten raw.

Local names

'Square Cooker', 'Mondolphin' (Australia), 'Hpi Gyan' (Burma/Myanmar), 'Tarua Matie' (Cook Islands), 'Burro', 'Orinoco' (Cuba), 'Jamani' (Fiji), 'Largo' (Hawai'i), 'Nalla Bontha (India), 'Horse Plantain' (Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago), 'Pisang Batu' (Java),'Poro'ini', 'Poro'ini Pa'afa'afa'a', 'Poro'ini Hima'a umu', 'Largo' (French Polynesia).  'Pisang Abu Keling' (Malaysia), 'Matavia' (Philippines), 'Fa'i Pata Samoa', 'Puataelo' (Samoa), 'Mondan' (Sri Lanka), 'Kluai Som' (Thailand), 'Pata Tonga' (Tonga), 'Chuoi Ngop Lun' (Vietnam), 'Bluggoe', 'Whitehouse Plantain', 'Chamaluco', 'Poteua', 'Cacambou', 'Moko', 'Buccament', 'Mafoubay' (West Indies), 'Mkojosi', 'Bokoboko', 'Kproboi', 'Muscat', "punda', 'Kidhozi', 'Kivuvi' (East Africa), 'Burro', 'Chato', 'Cachaco', 'Cuatrofilos', 'Largo', 'Majoncho', 'Apple Plantain', 'Horse Banana', 'Hog Banana' (Americas)[1][2].

Host reaction to diseases and pests

Fusarium wilt (Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense)

Bluggoe cultivars tend to be highly susceptible to Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense race 1,2 and 4[1][3].

References

1. Jones, D.R. (ed.). 2000. Diseases of banana, Abacá and Enset. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, Oxon (GBR). 544p.
2. Ploetz, R.C., Kepler, A.K., Daniells, J.W. and Nelson, S.C. 2007. Banana and plantain: an overview with emphasis on Pacific island cultivars Musaceae (banana family). p27. In: Elevitch, C.R. (ed.). Species profiles for Pacific Island agroforestry. Permanent Agriculture Resources, Holualoa (USA).
3. Orjeda, G., Escalant, J. and Moore, N. 1999. The international Musa Testing Programme (IMTP) phase II overview of final report and summary of results. Infomusa (FRA) 8(1):3-10.

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