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Roystonea elata (Bartr.) F. Harper
Florida royal palm, Florida royal plam
USDA Symbol: ROEL
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The trunk of this stately palm can be 120 ft. tall and the large, pinnate leaves are 9 ft. long or more. The long, smooth, green sheathing leaf bases and the straight, pale-gray trunk, that usually bulges at the base, are distinctive.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Fruit: Size Class:
More than 100 ft.
FL Native Distribution:
S. FL Native Habitat:
Moist, rich hammocks USDA Native Status: L48(I), PR(I), VI(I)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist, rich soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff