Which species of Strelitzia is this?

subtropixAugust 23, 2013

Was always confused by this one. I know the Giant Bird of Paradise (S. nicolae) and S. reginae. What is this one in the photo? I know it is not nicolae (which I also have), but it looks different from any other reginae I have had! It is faster growing and more robust (very vigorous). Are tree hybrids between these two species?

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eric_9b(z9b Orlando)

It is S. reginae, the Orange Bird of Paradise.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 8:54AM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

Hi
Could also be "travelers palm" Ravenala madagascarensis looks MUCH like reginae when immature . There is another S. american member of the family which also gets large but they are very hard to find . if you have TP it will show up real quick as they top 30 feet and form a distinct trunk lol
There are also several hybrids with different features . gary

    Bookmark   August 25, 2013 at 3:47AM
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eric_9b(z9b Orlando)

Its definitely S. reginae.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2013 at 9:30AM
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stephenstrelitzia

Strelitzia can have many different shapes of leaves.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2015 at 6:00PM
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