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Which species of Strelitzia is this?

Posted by njoasis 7 (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 23, 13 at 14:42

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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RE: Which species of Strelitzia is this?

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

RE: Which species of Strelitzia is this?

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

RE: Which species of Strelitzia is this?

Its definitely S. reginae.

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