Ravenea madagascariensis

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Figure 1. R. madagascariensis in habitat, Madagascar.



R. madagascariensis var. monticola

Distribution & Habitat:

Hill forests of south and east Madagascar.


An elegant medium sized palm to about 12m tall, with leaves erect in a shuttlecock formation, or slightly arching.


Lightly shaded/full sun, moist, but well drained.

Figure 2. R. madagascariensis
Figure 3. R. madagascariensis
Figure 4. R. madagascariensis in habitat, near Andasibe, Madagascar.

Contributed by:

Rolf Kyburz, (Figure 1,2&3)
Jack Sayers (Figure 4)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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