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Taxon: Ravenala madagascariensis Sonn.

 
Genus: Ravenala
Family: Strelitziaceae
Nomen number: 30899
Place of publication: Voy. Indes orient. 2:223[quarto], 3:244[octavo], t. 124-126. 1782
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 20-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 6 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Zander ed13; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Mauritius, Reunion


References:

  1. Abbiw, D. K. 1990. Useful plants of Ghana Intermediate Technology Publications & Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. Ansel, J.-L. 2006. L'arbre du voyageur in Les Saveurs des arbres. 14.
  4. Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. 1976-. Flores des Mascareignes.
  5. Dransfield, J. & H. Beentje. 1995. The palms of Madagascar Note: mentions
  6. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  7. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  8. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  9. Llamas, K. A. 2003. Tropical flowering plants: a guide to identification and cultivation
  10. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  11. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  12. Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds
  13. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.
  14. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Ravenala madagascariensis Sonn. :

  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=30899. Accessed 21 September 2019.