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Traveller's Palm

Ravenala madagascariensis

Description:

"It has been given the name "traveller's palm" because the sheaths of the stems hold rainwater, which can be used as an emergency drinking supply, specially for the traveller, and also because the fan tends to grow in an east-west line, providing a crude compass."

Notes:

In the Botanical Gardens. Our guide hit the plant and it squirted water out at us. It was very refreshing on that hot day!


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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Lat: 12.90, Long: -61.28

Spotted on May 8, 2012
Submitted on Jul 20, 2012

Reference

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