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travellers palm

travellers palm is from Madagascar. It is not a palm but a member of the banana family, and is called the travellers palm because the stems hold rainwater that can be used as an emergency drinking supply

 

it averages 7 metres in height and the leaves grow outwards in a fan shape

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travellers_palm

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Taken on May 14, 2006