Ravenala madagascarensis Sonner.
Synonym : Urania madagascarensis (Sonn.) Raeusch.
Family : Strelitziaceae
Local Names : Traveler’s Palm
Flowering and fruiting period: December – May
Distribution: Native of Madagascar
Habitat: Grown as garden plant
IUCN status: Data Deficient
Uses: Avenue plant, ornamental
Key Characters: Travelers’ palm are tall palm up to 8 m tall, texture is smooth and ringed with old leaf scars. Leaves Banana like, up to 3 m long and often wind torn giving the appearance of being pinnately divided. Flowers monoecious, small, white. Fruit, round, brown when ripe, which contain light blue seeds.