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  Roystonea regia
 
  Family: ARECACEAE/PALMAE
  Citation:  Roystonea regia (Kunth) O.F. Cook, Science ser. 2, 12: 479. 1900. Oreodoxa regia Kunth in HBK, Nov. Gen. Sp. 1: 305. 1816.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Bottle palm, Royal palm
  Description: Solitary palm; stem columnar, commonly bulging at middle and at base, to 20 m long and about 70 cm in diameter at base, outer surface smooth, dull grey in colour. Leaves spreading to all directions, leaflets arranged in 4 ranks. Inflorescence infrafoliar, about 1 m long, enclosed in a tubular bract in the younger stages. Flower branches straight, slightly swollen at base, once or twice branched. Fruit globose, 1-1.3 cm in diameter, brown to dark purple when ripe.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as avenue palm
  Distribution: Native of Central and South America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
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