Friday, May 27, 2016

Ravenala madagascariensis

Ravenala madagascariensis is a monocotyledonous plant of the plant Family Strelitziaceae. The leaves are similar to banana  ( Musa spp ; Family: Musaceae), but arranged differently. The leaves of  Ravenala plant are characteristically arranged to look like a traditional fan of the east Asia. This give a nick name pisang kipas, which means fan-shaped banana plant.  Both Families are in the Order Zingiberales.

The plant used to be a popular landscape plant, but has lost its appeal to other plants, which can produce flowers in abundant.

Location: Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.

 Location: Kuantan, Pahang.

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