What type of palm/banana tree is this?

vobgroJuly 24, 2010

A picture of very strange palm/banana tree I took when I was on vacation.


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Ravenala madagascariensis. (Travellers Palm)

Its not a palm, its closer to the banana family (musa).

    Bookmark   July 24, 2010 at 12:08AM
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Here's the photo. Beautiful shot! Thanks for posting!

    Bookmark   July 24, 2010 at 12:14AM
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Definitely a beautiful example of a travelers palm. Its not an actual palm though. Its closely related to the birds of paradise and they look very similar.
Good luck!

    Bookmark   July 24, 2010 at 12:20AM
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Whatever they are they look cool.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2010 at 1:52PM
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They aren't really that tropical.

Mine does well here in southern Ca.

It even flowers here.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2010 at 3:26PM
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