Ravenala madagascariensis, known as traveller's tree or traveller's palm, is a species of plant from Madagascar. It has been given the name "traveller's palm" because the sheaths of the stems hold rainwater, which supposedly could be used as an emergency drinking supply for needy travellers. Another reason is that the fan tends to grow on an east-west line, providing a crude compass. illustrated by John Reeves (1774–1856)
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