Ravenala


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Ravenala

 

a genus of monocotyledonous plants of the family Musaceae (or Strelitziaceae). There are two species—the traveler’s-tree (R. madagascariensis) and R. guianensis. The latter is found in humid regions in northern South America.

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The architectural concept imagined by ADPI's architects takes after the image of "the traveller's palm" (the ravenala palm), tropical plant generously present at Mauritius Island.
Ravenala and similar strelitzioid genera may be considered arborescent by some, or may be excluded from the arborescent category; they do not have monocot cambia.
Strelitziaceae Strelitzia reginae Banks ex Dryard Strelitziaceae Ravenala madagascariensis Sonn.