Sunday, June 14, 2009

Psuedo Palm Sunday - Travellers Tree

The tree i chose for today, thinking it to be a palm, turned out to be something else. Ravenala madagascariensis, commonly known as Traveller's Tree belongs not to the palm family (Arecaceae) but to the bird of paradise family (Strelitziaceae). The fact that it is also called the Traveller's palm offers some consolation - there must be others who have mistaken it for a palm for it to be named thus!

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