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  Ravenala madagascarensis
 
  Family: STRELITZIACEAE
  Citation:  Ravenala madagascarensis Sonner., Voy. Ind. Or. Chine 3: 244. 1782; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1495(1046). 1928; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 687. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): TravelerĀ“s Palm
  Description: Tall palm like plants, up to 8 m tall and 18 cm in diameter, texture is smooth and ringed with old leaf scars. Leaves Banana like, up to 3 m long and often wind torn giving the appearance of being pinnately divided. Flowers monoecious, small, white on a 30 cm long inflorescence. Fruit 2 cm in diameter, round, brown when ripe.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-May
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of Madagascar
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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