Wild Florida Photo - Roystonea regia

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Roystonea regia

FLORIDA ROYAL PALM

Synonym: Roystonea elata

Florida native

Endangered Florida species

 

A rare palm tree in the wild due to commercial exploitation. It is native to the swamps and cypress sloughs of extreme South Florida.
Florida royal palms have a tall, cylindrical, light gray trunk with an upper section just below the leaves that is smooth and green. The leaves grow to over 15 feet long and are pinnately divided into 4 rows of linear leaflets.

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Roystonea regia is a member of the Arecaceae - Palm family.