EPPO Global Database

Musa x paradisiaca(MUBPA)

Code created in: 2001-10-21

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: MUBPA
  • Preferred name: Musa x paradisiaca
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Malesia. Widely cultivated as a fruit crop throughout the tropics. An ancient hybrid obtained in cultivation, probably between M. acuminata and M. balbisiana. Introduced in India, Indochina, China (including Taiwan), tropical Africa, Macaronesia, Madagascar, USA (southeast), Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America, New Guinea, etc.

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Musa acuminata x M. balbisiana
Musa sapientum Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
banana English
common banana English
plantain English
Obstbananenstaude German
Pisang German
bananier French
bananier commun French
banano común Spanish
platanero Spanish
platano Spanish
bananano comune Italian
banano Italian
gewoon banaan Dutch
banana Portuguese
banana-da-terra Portuguese
bananeira Portuguese
bananeira-comum Portuguese
vanlig banan Swedish
panana Japanese
パナナ Japanese
банан обыкновенный Russian
банан райский Russian
almindelig banan Danish
dessertbanan Danish
banan Norwegian
jauhobanaani Finnish
keittobanaani Finnish
banan zwyczajny Polish
dà jiāo Chinese
大蕉 Chinese
kela Hindi
केला Hindi
pisang mas Indonesian
바나나 Korean
ba na na Korean
navadna banana Slovene
gomba Swahili
ndizi Swahili