Roystonea regia, a tall graceful palm growing up to 10-12mt. or more
Roystonea regia, a tall graceful palm growing up to 10-12mt. or more with a columnar bole, native of Cuba, found cultivated in Indian gardens. Trunk smooth, generally slightly swoolen about the middle and covered all over with a white substance; leaves up to 3.0 m long, leaflets about 80 cm long and 2.5cm wide; fruits globose-oblong, 1.0-1.6cm long, purplish; seeds broadly ovoid-elliptical, with a homogeneous albumen. The trunk of the Royal Palm is swollen at the base. It constricts about halfway up and then bulges again just below the crownshaft creating a dramatic profile. The trunk is a smooth light gray that looks as if it had been cast from concrete. Royal palm produce a large 3' to 4' inflorescense on which both male and female flowers are borne, just at the base of the green crownshaft. Royal palm is native to cuba.