Native Madagascan name.
For description see R. madagscariensis.
Seed and suckers.
The floral bracts and leaf bases hold rainwater water that may be drunk in emergencies, the 2-ranked leaves are said to be orientated in an east-west direction (doubtful) and the seeds are edible.The pith is also edible and used as feed for stock.
Spectacular fan-like arrangement of the 2-ranked leaves; spathes more than 5; petals more or less equal; fertile stamens 6; aril bluish.
1 species from Madagascar.
Source: (2005). Strelitziaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.