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'Iholena Lele'

'Iholena Lele' at a glance

Iholena Lele

Photo by Angela Kepler
Ploidy level

3x

Genome group

AAB

Subgroup

Iholena

Status

Cultivar

ITC code

ITC1175

'Iholena Lele' is a cultivar in the Iholena subgroup.

Morphological characteristics

Photo by Angela Kepler
Photo by Angela Kepler

The fruit apex is typically lengthily pointed with distinct pleats. The medium-long fruits (13-15 cm) are tapered at both ends. The pulp is a bright salmon-pink.

Angela Kepler recognizes five variants: long-peduncled, short-peduncled, multi-mauve, red and white[1].

References

1. Kepler, A.K. and Rust, F.G. 2011. The world of bananas in Hawai'i: then and now. Traditional pacific and global varieties, cultures, ornamentals, health and recipes. Pali-O-Waipi'o press, Hawaii. 586p

See also on this website

Local names for 'Iholena Lele' in the cultivar checklist
Musapedia pages on cultivars: