Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Ravenala madagascariensis Sonn.

Family: Palmae Genus: Ravenala Species: Ravenala madagascariensis Sonn.






Synonym Urania madagascariensis (Sonn.) Raeusch.,  Urania ravenala (Willemet) A.Rich. Flower Color White
Common Name Traveler's Palm, Traveler's tree Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Traveler's Palm, Traveler's tree Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Traveler's Palm, Traveler's tree Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude u0 to 1000 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruits capsule, seeds small.
Habitat Common in Tropical forests of Africa, Planted in gardens Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Tropical africa, planted in gardens Bark Details Greenish brown in colour and smooth in texture
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species An evergreen tree with an open, fan-like crown; usually grows up to 20 metres tall., cylindrical stem can be solitary, or branched at the base. Leaves large, banana-like up to 4 metres long, petiole stout, deep-green, somewhat succulent, long with slits perpendicular to the long primary “veins”. Flower a cyme, present in boat-shaped, cream-white to light-green colored spathes, white, 3 petals per flower. Fruits capsule, seeds small. Leaf Details Leaves with 4-10 mm long, stout, hairy petiole; lamina subglabrous or sub scabrous above, ovate or obovate to suborbicular,

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