Family – Strelitziaceae

Family – Strelitziaceae

130.02. RAVENALA Adans. (Formerly under Musaceae)

R.madagascariensis Sorther.* E:traveller’s palm

Reference – A CHECK LIST OF THE FLOWERING PLANTS; Lilani Kumudini Senaratna, B.Sc. (Colombo) M.Phil. (OUSL), Department of Botany, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.  Published by National Science Foundation 47/5, Maitland, Place Colombo 7 SRI LANKA

Name Ravenala madagascariensis
Family Strelitziaceae
Common names Travellers palm
Origin Introduced
Habit Small tree
Climatic zone Oranamental
Comment Banana like leaves but with a trunk like coconut. Previously under Musaceae
Reference T&S 76


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