Ravinala or "tree of travelers"

Ravinala or "tree of travelers": this tree is the emblem of many Malagasy societies. It is typical of the eastern tropical rain forest. Some claim that it is part of the banana family, which is part of the herbs in the botanical classification.

 

It is recognizable with its fan leaves. The latter retain rainwater or water, travelers drink this water during their travels. It is planted in the courts of the villas for its decorative effect.

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