Ravenala madagascariensis

Ravenala madagascariensis Sonn.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.


Queenstown; Cultivated; 2010.


Queenstown; Cultivated; 2010.

Occurence: Occurs only in cultivation.

Distribution: Endemic to Madagascar; naturalised in Mascarene Islands.

Other Information:

Ravenala is a monotypic genus.

Common Name: Traveller’s Palm.

Reference: Protabase.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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