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Schlagwort-Archiv: Travelers’ tree

The seal

Madagascar’s current seal was designed in 1993 and has been in use in this form throughout. It shows the outlines of the country in red color within a white circle, below is a stylized zebu head on an equally stylized rice field. The silhouette of the country is framed by the leaves of the travellers’ tree. The zebu and the …

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The Tree of Travellers

The Ravenala, better known as the tree of travellers (Ravenala madagascariensis), belongs to the strelitzia family, although it looks more like a palm tree. Although it is now widespread all over the world and is even cultivated as a decoration plant in some homes, it originates from Madagascar and only occurs naturally there. Ravenalas grow to an average height of …

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Flora in general

Not only Madagascar’s fauna is unique, but animal life is also at home in a fantastic flora. It is estimated that Madagascar is home to around 14,000 different plant species. Over three-quarters of them are found nowhere else in the world. Unfortunately, more and more non-native plants are spreading all over Madagascar. Introduced pines and eucalyptus grow wherever the original …

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