Madagascar Photo Gallery: Plants

Three quarters of the 860 species of orchids found on Madagascar are endemic.

Madagascar Ocotillo, Alluaudia procera:


Bird's-nest fern, Asplenium nidus




Unidentified plants:

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Baobabs: There are nine species of baobabs, six native to Madagascar, two native to mainland Africa (one of which has been introduced to Madagascar), and one native to Australia.

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Prickly pear cactus:

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Traveler's palm (ravinala), Ravenala madagascariensis, is not a palm but is related to the bird-of-paradise flower. There are 170 true palm species, 165 of which are endemic.

traveler's palm

Madagascar pitcher plants, Nepenthes madagascariensis

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Giant bamboo, Cathariostachys madagascariensis

giant bamboo

Vanilla orchid, Vanilla planifolia


Southern rainforest plants:

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Eastern rainforest plants:

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