Ravenala madagascariensis

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Noun1.Ravenala madagascariensis - giant treelike plant having edible nuts and leafstalks that yield a refreshing drink of clear watery sapRavenala madagascariensis - giant treelike plant having edible nuts and leafstalks that yield a refreshing drink of clear watery sap; reputedly an emergency source of water for travelers
genus Ravenala - woody tropical plants with tall trunks; sometimes placed in family Musaceae
ligneous plant, woody plant - a plant having hard lignified tissues or woody parts especially stems
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The central panel, divided into three by two vertical slats, is overlaid with a shield-shaped reserve carved with an inverted clump of traveler's palm leaves emanating from an anahaw leaf.
The sucker-footed bat does so while clinging to the broad, fanlike leaves of the traveler's palm, a tree native to Madagascar.
A fishtail palm, a traveler's palm, and a variegated Hawaiian banana (which has produced 140 fruits so far) have grown tall enough to touch the 21-foot-high ceiling.