Ravenea sp. 'giant'

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Ravenea (rah-vehn-EH-ah)
sp. 'giant'
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Madagascar.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Ravenea (rah-vehn-EH-ah)
Species:
sp. 'giant'
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
Africa
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Madagascar.

Ravenea sp. 'Giant' off road between Perenet and Tana, Madagascar, Photo by Jeff Marcus.

Description

Culture

Comments and Curiosities

This is a dioecious genus.

This is a tillering palm, it exhibits saxophone style root growth (it has a heel), keep top third of heel above soil elevation!


External Links

References

Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

Special thanks to Geoff Stein, (Palmbob) for his hundreds of photos.

Glossary of Palm Terms; Based on the glossary in Dransfield, J., N.W. Uhl, C.B. Asmussen-Lange, W.J. Baker, M.M. Harley & C.E. Lewis. 2008. Genera Palmarum - Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. All images copyright of the artists and photographers (see images for credits).

Special thanks to palmweb.org, Dr. John Dransfield, Dr. Bill Baker & team, for their volumes of information and photos.


Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.

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