Ravenala Madagascariensis
Ravenala Rav`e*na"la (r[a^]v`[-e]*n[aum]"l[.a]), n. [Malagasy.] (Bot.) A genus of plants related to the banana. [1913 Webster]

Note: {Ravenala Madagascariensis}, the principal species, is an unbranched tree with immense oarlike leaves growing alternately from two sides of the stem. The sheathing bases of the leafstalks collect and retain rain water, which flows freely when they are pierced with a knife, whence the plant is called {traveler's tree}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Ravenala madagascariensis — Ravenala madagascariensis, llamado comunmente el Árbol del viajero forma parte de la familia de las Strelitziaceae. Se denomina de esta manera por el hecho de que los viajeros sedientos podían encontrar depósitos de agua en muchas partes de la… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Ravenala madagascariensis —   Árbol del viajero …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ravenala Madagascariensis — Arbre du voyageur Ravenala madagascariensis …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ravenala madagascariensis — Arbre du voyageur Ravenala madagascariensis …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ravenala madagascariensis — Baum der Reisenden Habitus mit Blütenstand Systematik Klasse: Einkeimblättrige (Liliopsida) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ravenala madagascariensis — taxobox name = Travellers palm regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Monocots unranked ordo = Commelinids ordo = Zingiberales familia = Strelitziaceae genus = Ravenala species = R. madagascariensis binomial = Ravenala …   Wikipedia

  • Ravenala madagascariensis — ID 70716 Symbol Key RAMA7 Common Name traveler s tree Family Strelitziaceae Category Monocot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution PR Growth Habit Tree, Forb/herb …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Ravenala madagascariensis — noun giant treelike plant having edible nuts and leafstalks that yield a refreshing drink of clear watery sap; reputedly an emergency source of water for travelers • Syn: ↑traveler s tree, ↑traveller s tree, ↑ravenala • Hypernyms: ↑woody plant,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ravenala Madagascariensis — Sonn. Traveler s palm (E); Arbol de viajero (C). Water in the stems serve as emergency drinking water …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • Ravenala madagascariensis Sonnerat — Symbol RAMA7 Common Name traveler s tree Botanical Family Strelitziaceae …   Scientific plant list

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