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.

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/1433/weirde.jpg

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siegel2

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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siegel2

Here's the photo. Beautiful shot! Thanks for posting!

    Bookmark   July 24, 2010 at 12:14AM
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tropicalzone7(7b)

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!
-Alex

    Bookmark   July 24, 2010 at 12:20AM
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andyandy(6bMI)

Whatever they are they look cool.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2010 at 1:52PM
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siegel2

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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