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Ravenala Madagascariensis, also known as traveler's tree or traveler's palm, is a tropical tree from the same familly as the bird of paradise (Strelitziaceae) and native to the island of Madagascar. It has a very distinctive hand fan shaped foliage. It can grow up to 30 ft - 60 ft (10 m to 20 m) tall.Leaves of the traveler's tree are symetrically grouped and give the tree the aspect of a hand fan. Leaves can be up to 10 ft (3 m) long. The story goes that travelers used the water kept in the armpits of the plant.
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