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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 29, 2012 3:29 PM CST
Wow, what a gorgeous plant! But, I think it may be a Travelers Palm. They sometimes get confused with Strelitzia but get quite a bit larger. While Strelitzia grows to heights to 30' the Traveler's Palm can reach heights of 60'.

Traveler's Palm, Ravenala madagascariensis:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravenala

http://www.floridata.com/ref/r/rave_mad.cfm


If I'm wrong please forgive me, but if your photo is indeed the Travelers Palm I hope you will submit a proposal to move your great picture to the entry for Ravenala:

Travelers Palm (Ravenala madagascariensis)

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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 29, 2012 3:36 PM CST
I hope someone moves it to its proper location in the DB. Sorry for the confusion. Where do I post the proposal to move it?
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 29, 2012 3:40 PM CST
Cheryl: I think you should leave it where it is for the time being. My eyes aren't the greatest and I'm wrong a lot of times, so it may very well be Strelitzia nicolai. I'm trying to think of someone more knowledgeable with tropicals. Maybe I will ask Janet (JRsbugs) to take a look at it ... she is an expert in identifying plants!
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Oct 29, 2012 3:53 PM CST
Travelers Palm is correct, I will move it for you. Smiling

http://realpalmtrees.com/palm-tree-store/large-travelers-pal...

Ravenala madagascariensis ..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravenala
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Oct 29, 2012 4:06 PM CST
I agree.

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