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Ravenea rivularis
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Ravenea (Majesty Palm) is a genus of 17 species of palms, all endemic to Madagascar and the Comoros.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

RANEVEA (anagram of Ravenea). Ravenea of Bouché. Palmàcex. One species of palm perhaps allied to Hyophorbe, from which it differs, among other things, in its dwarfer habit, usually diœcious fls. and in the fls. being arranged alternately on the short branches of the spadix. The genus Ranevea seems, however, to be of uncertain relationship. Bouche's generic name Ravenea dates from 1878. It api>cars in Bentham & Hooker (3:883) as Ravenia. In spelling it is so similar to Raivnia of Vellozo, 1825, that the two cannot be distinguished by pronunciation, and therefore a new name was given. Cult, as in Hyophorbe. Propagated by seeds in storehouse, under glass.

Hildebrandtii, Bailey (RaverteaHlUebrandtii,Boich6). Becoming 8-^12 ft. high, but flowering under cult, when half that height, spineless, erect: lvs. elliptic-oblong or ovate-oblong in outline, long-stalked, pinnate, the pinna* 20 or more pairs and narrow-lanceolate-acute: spadix long-stalked, the staminate recurved and with short densely fld. spreading branches, the pistillate erect, with filiform strict branches thickened at the base: fls. pale straw-color, the calyx 3-lobed, the petals 3 and joined at the base, the stamens 6: fr. black. Comoro Isls. (east of Afr.). I.H. 27:403. B.M. 6776. G.F. 4:259.—An excellent dwarf palm, described by W. Watson to be "as elegant as Geonoma gracilis and as sturdy as a Kentia. It deserves to take a prominent place among garden palms, its small size, free habit, elegance, good constitution, being all in its favor, while in the freedom with which it flowers and produces seed we have an exceptional character among dwarf palms." Perfect fls. are sometimes produced, although the plant is usually dioecious. Described as one of the most valuable recent palms. (UNEDITED TEXT - ADD EDITED VERSION) CH

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