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'Latundan'


'Latundan' at a glance
Ploidy

3x

Genome group

AAA

Subgroup

Silk

Status

Cultivar

'Latundan' is a popular dessert banana in the Philippines. The cultivar is named after Claude Letondal, a French clergyman who introduced it from India[1].

Local names

'Tundan' (Philippines), 'Pisang Rastali' (Malaysia), 'Pisang Raja Sereh' (Indonesia), 'Kluai Nam' (Thailand), 'Chuoi Goong' (Vietnam)[2].

References

1. Valmayor, R.V., Espino, R.R.C. and Pascua, O.C. 2002. The Wild and Cultivated Bananas of the Philippines. PARRFI, Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines. 242p.
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).

See also on this website

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