Discovered and described by Henk Beentje in S-Madagascar as recently
as 1993, this palm caused a sensation in the palm world as being the only
truly aquatic palm. Ravenea musicalis starts its life submerged in shallow
flowing water and eventually produces a thick gray trunk topped by an
open crown of lax, elegantly arching, pinnate leaves. The problem with
collecting the seeds in the past seemed to be that they start germinating
while still in the fruit and would rot very soon after collection if uncleaned.
We now managed to get fresh, already germinated and cleaned seed, which
will be shipped in moist wood shavings to ensure viability, at a sensationally
low price. Please order fast as these seeds dont store.