Ravenea musicalis

Synonymy: Unknown Distribution: Southeastern Madagascar
Common names: Unknown Conservation status: Endangered

Large adult growing in the river

Clump of adults growing in the river

Pirogue constructed from a Ravenea musicalis trunk

Ravenea musicalis is endemic to a small region of southeastern Madagascar, where it grows in the water of clear, moving streams. The wood is used to construct small canoe-like boats called pirogues.

Photos courtesy and copyright 2000, Brett Massoud, Azafady Madagascar; taken in habitat near Belavenoka, Madagascar.

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