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'Lakatan'


Lakatan at a glance

Bunch of a Lakatan cultivar

Photo: L. Barona
Ploidy level

2x (3x accession in Australia)

Genome group

AA, AAA

Subgroup
 
Status

Cultivar

ITC code

ITC0573

'Lakatan' is a popular dessert banana cultivar in the Philippines, not to be confused with 'Lacatan' which is the tall Cavendish cultivar 'Bungulan'[1].

Local names

'Lakatan' (Philippines), 'Pisang Berangan' (Malaysia), 'Pisang Barangan', 'Pisang Barangan Merah' and 'Pisang Berangan Kuning' (Indonesia), 'Kluai Hom Maew' and 'Kluai Ngang Phaya' (Thailand)[1].

'Lakatan' was originally described by Blanco as 'Lacatan', but the letter c was changed to the letter k to differentiate it from the American Lacatan which is actually a 'Bungulan'.

References

1. 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).

See also on this website

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