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Ravenala Madagascariensis : close-up

This photograph focuses on the petioles (by which the leaf blade is attached to the plant stem) of a Ravenala Madagascariensis plant, or more commonly termed, the traveller's palm. The petioles form an interesting interlocking, zigzag line down the middle. It is a member of the bird-of-paradise family, Strelitziaceae. Dew or rainwater, can be seen on the surface. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.

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From the Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏. All rights reserved, Family of Kouo Shang-Wei and National Library Board Singapore 2007


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