'Mysore' at a glance
Ploidy level


Genome group






Local names

'Mysore' (Australia), 'Nget-pyaw Chin' (Burma/Myanmar), 'Liganimarama' (Fiji), 'Pang', 'Kahiki Hae', 'Dwarf Waimea' (Hawai'i), 'Pisang Ceylan', 'Poovan', 'Mysore', 'Champa', 'Lal Velchi' (India), 'Pisang Keling' (Malaysia), 'Embul' (Sri Lanka), 'Fa'i Misiluki' (Samao), 'Embul', 'Honderawala' (Sri Lanka),  'Kikonde', Kikonde Kenya' (Zanzibar, Tanzania), 'Kluai Kai Ferang' (Thailand), 'Mysore', 'Thousand Grain', 'Fillbasket' (West Indies)1 2 .

Host reaction to diseases and pests

Fungal diseases

Fusarium wilt (Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense)

'Mysore' is considered to be susceptible and sensitive (i.e. negatively affected by) to Foc race 1 and 4 after field evaluation trials in Australia3 .


1 Jones, D.R. 2000. Introduction to banana, abaca and enset. p1-36. In: Jones, D.R. (ed.). Diseases of banana, Abacá and Enset. CABI Publishing, Wallingford (GBR).
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 Moore, N.Y., Pegg, K.G., Smith, L., Langdon, P.W., Bentley, S. and Smith, M.K. 2001. Fusarium wilt of banana in Australia. p.64-75. In: Molina, A.B., Nik Masdek, N.H. and Liew, K.W. (eds.). Proceedings of International Workshop on the Banana Fusarium Wilt Disease, Genting Highlands Resort (MYS), 1999/10/18-20. Banana Fusarium wilt management: Towards sustainable cultivation. INIBAP, Los Baños (PHL).

See also on this website

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