Ravenala madagascariensis, Fam. Strelitziaceae
Palm-like tree 7-15m tall, with distinctive fan shaped crown, clump forming.
Other invasive plants
Invasive plants that are not prohibited or restricted invasive plants, but are known to spread readily and cause negative impacts, within the region.
|Form or habit:||Palm or palm-like plant|
Simple, alternate large banana-like, up to 300 x 100mm, borne on long stalks in 2 opposite rows.
|Flower description:||Small white in a cluster enclosed in a boat-shaped spathe to 500mm long.|
|Fruit description:||Brown, oblong woody capsules, to 80mm. Numerous oblong seeds, 10mm in diameter, black with blue cover.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Spread by: birds, garden waste, water and suckers. Invades/threats: creek banks, open wetlands and Melaleuca forest. Notes: garden escapee. Seeds thought to be edible. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|