|Musa acuminata 'Lakatan'|
Lakatan illustration in the 1880 book Flora de Filipinas by Francisco Manuel Blanco
|Cultivar group||AA Group|
Lakatan bananas, also spelled Lacatan, are diploid banana cultivars from the Philippines. It is one of the most common banana cultivars in the Philippines, along with the Latundan and Saba bananas.
Taxonomy and Nomenclature
Its official designation is Musa acuminata (AA Group) 'Lakatan'.
- Musa x paradisiaca L. ssp. sapientum (L.) Kuntze var. lacatan Blanco
- Musa acuminata Colla (Cavendish Group) cv. 'Lacatan'
The Cavendish cultivar Masak Hijau is also called "Lacatan" in Latin America and the West Indies. The latter is known as "Bungulan" in the Philippines. To avoid confusion, the Philippine Lakatan is usually spelled with a 'k' in botanical literature, while Masak Hijau is usually spelled with a 'c' (Lacatan) or simply called "Jamaican Lacatan".
Lakatan is the most popular dessert banana in the Philippines. It is more expensive than the more common Latundan and Cavendish bananas. Both Latundan and Lakatan, however, are preferred by Filipinos over Cavendish.
- Banana Bunchy Top Virus
- Hautea, D.M., G.C. Molina, C.H. Balatero, N.B. Coronado, E.B. Perez, M.T.H. Alvarez, A.O. Canama, R.H. Akuba, R.B. Quilloy, R.B. Frankie, C.S. Caspillo (2002-07-19). "Analysis of induced mutants of Philippine bananas with molecular markers". Institute of Plant Breeding, College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños, FAO Corporate Document Repository. Retrieved 12 January 2011. External link in
- Michel H. Porcher; Prof. Snow Barlow (2002-07-19). "Sorting Musa names". The University of Melbourne, . Retrieved 11 January 2011. External link in
- Valmayor, R.V., Espino, R.R.C. and Pascua, O.C. (2002). The Wild and Cultivated Bananas of the Philippines. Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines: PARRFI. p. 242.
- "ENCANTO FARMS "we be bananas" in San Diego". http://webebananas.com/. Retrieved 13 January 2011. External link in
- "Lakatan Banana Growing and Production with ROI". http://www.mixph.com/. February 8, 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2011. External link in
- "Lacatan, Latundan & Senorita Bananas". http://www.marketmanila.com/. March 8, 2007. Retrieved 13 January 2011. External link in
- "BANANA". Philippine Department of Agriculture http://www.da.gov.ph. March 8, 2007. Retrieved 13 January 2011. External link in
- "Lakatan variety". http://www.bananacrop.com/. October 12, 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2011. External link in
- Lois Englberger; Ian Darnton-Hill; Terry Coyne; Maureen H. Fitzgerald; Geoffrey C. Marks (2003). "Carotenoid-rich bananas: A potential food source for alleviating vitamin A deficiency" (PDF). Food and Nutrition Bulletin, vol. 24, no. 4. The United Nations University. Retrieved 13 January 2011.