Roystonea regia (Kunth) O.F. Cook

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Royal Palm
Synonym: Oreodoxa regia Kunth
Common Name: Bottle palm
Flowering & Fruiting Period: Throughout the year
Distribution: Native of Central and South America
Habitat: Grown as avenue palm
Uses: Ornamental, avenue plant
Key Characteristics: Bottle palms are solitary palm; stem columnar, commonly bulging at middle and at base, outer surface smooth, dull grey in colour. Leaves spreading to all directions, leaflets arranged in 4 ranks. Inflorescence infrafoliar, enclosed in a tubular bract in the younger stages. Flower branches straight, slightly swollen at base, once or twice branched. Fruit globose, brown to dark purple when ripe.