Strelitzia nicolai seed
Strelitzia nicolai, commonly known as the Giant White Bird of Paradise or Wild Banana are banana-like plants with erect woody stems reaching a height of 6 m (20 ft) and the clumps formed can spread as far as 3.5 m (11 ft). The 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) long leaves are grey-green and arranged like a fan at the top of the stems. The inflorescence is composed of a dark blue bract, white sepals and a bluish-purple “tongue”. The entirecan be as much as 18 cm (7.1 in) high by 45 cm (18 in) long.