genus Ravenala


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Noun1.genus Ravenala - woody tropical plants with tall trunks; sometimes placed in family Musaceae
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Strelitziaceae, strelitzia family, Strelitziaceae - woody plants with erect stems of tropical South America and South Africa and Madagascar; in some classifications included in the family Musaceae
ravenala, Ravenala madagascariensis, traveler's tree, traveller's tree - 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