Definition of Genus Ravenala
1. Noun. Woody tropical plants with tall trunks; sometimes placed in family Musaceae.
Group relationships: Family Strelitziaceae, Strelitzia Family, Strelitziaceae
Member holonyms: Ravenala, Ravenala Madagascariensis, Traveler's Tree, Traveller's Tree
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Ravenala
Literary usage of Genus Ravenala
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain: With Physical Sections and Maps by Alexander von Humboldt (1822)
"... cultivated in the Molucca Islands ; which itself, according to Gaert- ner, is not perhaps a musa, but a species of the genus ravenala of Adanson. ..."
2. Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency by Bombay (India : Presidency), James MacNabb Campbell, Bombay (India : State), India, Reginald Edward Enthoven (1886)
"Amongst the naturalised plants of the order we find three species of Heliconia, a tropical American genus. Ravenala Madagascar iensis, the Water tree or ..."