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Roystonea elata (W. Bartram) F. Harper, nom. rej.
Florida royal palm, Florida royal plam
USDA Symbol: roel
USDA Native Status:
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.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
DistributionUSA: FL Native Distribution:
S. FL Native Habitat:
Moist, rich hammocks
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
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff