Roystonea oleracea

Roystonea oleracea

Roystonea oleracea

(South American royal palm)

FAMILY

Arecaceae

Species

Roystonea oleracea

Common name

South American royal palm

Fruit colour; life form

Purplish-black; palm

Campus

Townsville

Description

These solitary palms with pinnate leaves are some of the tallest of the royal palms but they lack the bulge typically associated with R. regia. Leaves appear flat. Fruit is ellipsoid, purplish-black at maturity, 1.7 x 1 cm.