Traveller’s Tree

Becky’s Tree Square challenge

Traveller’s Tree – Mautitius
Traveller’s Tree

Ravenala is a genus of flowering plants with a single species, Ravenala madagascariensis, commonly known as the traveller’s treetraveller’s palm or East-West palm, from Madagascar. It is not a true palm (family Arecaceae) but a member of a monocotyledonous flowering plant family, Strelitziaceae. The genus is closely related to the southern African genus Strelitzia and the South American genus Phenakospermum. Some older classifications include these genera in the banana family (Musaceae). Although it is usually considered to be a single species, four different forms have been distinguished. Wikipedia

16 thoughts on “Traveller’s Tree

  1. Dis nou weer iets anders. Kan sien hy kan by strelitzia aansluit. Selfde manier van blaarstele. Het n strelitzia hier in tuin. Was heeltyd in n pot en nooit geblom nie. Skoondogter plant hom toe in tuin en ek vertroetel hom so bietjie. Nou maak hy telkens blomme. Hierdie winter het hom geknou. Lyk nie of hy baie gelukkig is op oomblik nie.

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      1. Ek het hom drie jaar terug teruggebring na die lewe. Sal hom nou weer ekstra troetel. Het ook n lemmetjieboompie geërf maar ek kry hom net nie dat hy werklik kan voluit lewe nie. Iets vreet hom telkens en ek kannie agtekom wat dit is nie.

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      2. Eintlik is dit my skoondogter se boom en sy bly sê daar moet iets gedoen word en daar word niks gedoen nie. Daar was eers ‘n suurlemoen in selfde gat wat ook nie wou groei nie. Wil nie te diep ingaan op storie.

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    1. Why is it called Traveller’s Palm?
      It has been given the name “Traveller’s palm” because the sheaths of the stems hold rainwater, which supposedly could be used as an emergency drinking supply for needy travellers.

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