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Taxon: Ravenala madagascariensis Sonn.

Genus: Ravenala
Family: Strelitziaceae
Nomen number: 30899
Place of publication: Voy. Indes orient. 2:223[quarto], 3:244[octavo], t. 124-126. 1782
Name verified on: 20-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 29-Jul-2014
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • traveler's-palm   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • traveler's-tree   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • arbre du voyageur   (Source: Zander Ency ) – French
  • ravenale   (Source: Ansel 14. 2006) – French
  • baum der Reisenden   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • ravinala   (Source: Ansel 14. 2006) – Malagasy
  • palma de viajero   (Source: Trop Flow Pl ) – Spanish
  • de resandes träd   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar

    Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius; Reunion

  • also cultivated



Check other web resources for Ravenala madagascariensis Sonn.:


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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (13 October 2015)

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