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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Everyone calls her Babie, and her personal touch is evident in all the little details around Ravenala, from the flowering plants in the gardens to the friendly dogs that have the run of the beach and the resort.
3, Lepechinia\ 4, Menodora; 5, Phenakospermum, Strelitzia y Ravenala; 6, Menodora y Jasminum.
The members of the Musaceae, such as the traveler's tree (Ravenala madagascariensis), spread their highly characteristic large, frayed leaves in small clearings.
One tree, the ravenala (ra-vuh-NAY-luh), is called "the traveler's tree." A thirsty traveler can break off a stem and drink the water from its branches.
Punicaceae 12.15 Ravenala madagascariensis Strelitziaceae 6.87 Sonnerat.
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.