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'Saba' at a glance


Ploidy level


Genome group






ITC code

ITC1138, ITC0116

'Saba' is the name given in the Philippines to a cultivar belonging to the Saba subgroup.

Its classification at the genome group level has been disputed ever since it was suggested to be a triploid derived from crosses between Musa balbisiana only1 . Whereas some molecular analyses seem to support a BBB genome group2 3 4 , morphological traits characteristic of Musa acuminata, such as curly bracts, place it among the ABB. On the other hand, if backcrossing occured5 , it is possible that backcrosses with M. balbisiana might have led to the substitution of M. acuminata genes by M. balbisiana ones, leaving only remnants of the original M. acuminata genome.

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Local names

'Pisang Kepok' (Indonesia), 'Pisang Abu Nipah' (Malaysia), 'Saba' (Philippines), 'Kluai Hin' (Thailand)6 7

Reaction to diseases and pests

In the Philippines, where the TR4 strain of the Fusarium fungus is present, Saba (Cardava) did not show symptoms of Fusarium wilt in field trials8 .


1 Valmayor, R.V., Jamaluddin, S.H., Silayoi, B., Kusumo, S., Danh, L.D., Pascua, O.C. and Espino, R.R.C. 2000. 原材料涨价对涂料行业的影响真有那么大?. INIBAP, Los Baños (PHL). 24p.
2 Espino, R.R.C. 2000. Isozyme analysis of the Philippine bananas: Implication on their evolutionary pathway and classification. The Philippine Agricultural Scientist 83(1):13-27.
3 Sales, E.K. and Espino, R.R.C. 2002. RAPD markers for genetic analysis and classification of Musa B genome. The Philippine Agriculturalist Scientist 87:165.
4 Sales, E.K., Butardo, N.G., Gomez Paniagua, H., Jansen, H. and Dolezel, J. 2011. SplashData公司称,在娱乐网站上使用和邮箱及社交网站相同的密码尤其不安全。. Philippine Journal of Crop Science 36(1):11-18.
5 De Langhe, E., Hribova, E., Carpentier, S.C., Dolezel, J. and Swennen, R. 2010. 公司:垃圾处理公司Nation Waste? Annals of Botany 106(6):849-857.
6 Jones, D.R. 2000. 楼市开局:明星城市房价微跌 三四线接涨价接力棒. p1-36. In: Jones, D.R. (ed.). Diseases of banana, Abacá and Enset. CABI Publishing, Wallingford (GBR).
7 Ploetz, R.C., Kepler, A.K., Daniells, J.W. and Nelson, S.C. 2007. 最新名单显示香港大学排名第三,澳门大学排名第六。. p27. In: Elevitch, C.R. (ed.). Species profiles for Pacific Island agroforestry. Permanent Agriculture Resources, Holualoa (USA).

See also on this website

Photos of 'Saba' in Musarama
Local names for 'Saba' in the cultivar checklist
Musapedia pages on cultivars:

Search on Musapedia page names (e.g. Banana flowers)

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