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 three different Strelitziaceae genera have a particular vertebrate pollination syndrome: bat pollination for the monotypic Phenakospermum guyanense, lemur pollination for Ravenala madagascariensis and sunbird pollination for the five included species of the genus Strelitzia.
Habitat: The vegetation in the locality is formed by savannah and secondary forest with Ravenala madagascariensis very dominant.