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Roystonea elata

Roystonea elata (W. Bartram) F. Harper, nom. rej.

Florida royal palm, Florida royal plam

Arecaceae (Palm Family)



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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Size Class: More than 100 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable


Native Distribution: S. FL
Native Habitat: Moist, rich hammocks

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist, rich soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available


Description: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

Additional resources

USDA: Find Roystonea elata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Roystonea elata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Roystonea elata


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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