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Roystonea regia

Roystonea regia

(Royal Palm)

FAMILY

Arecaceae

Species

Roystonea regia

Common name

Royal Palm

Fruit colour

Black

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

This tall solitary palm is a native of Cuba and the Caribbean basin. The trunk tends to bulge in the centre. The long pinnate leaves are dark green. The inflorescence looks like a large upright broom and the fruits are up to 1.2 cm long and black.