Royal Palm is a truly aristocratic palm which makes a memorable impression wherever it is grown.
Eight-inch-long leaflets are arranged in rows along the 10′ length of bright green pinnate leaves. Composed of 15 – 20 leaves, the canopy sits atop the crown shaft – a smooth, glossy extension of the trunk composed of the overlapping bases of the leaves.
The crown shaft looks really smooth green. The trunk of the Royal Palm is swollen at the base.
Royal palm produce a large 3′ to 4′ inflorescence on which both male and female flowers are borne, just at the base of the green crown shaft. Royal palm is native to Cuba.
Fruits used as feed for livestock.
Trunks and leaves used in construction of simple houses.