|Roystonea oleracea subsp. var.||Caribbean Royal Palm, palmiste, Imperial palm, cabbage palm|
Roystonea oleracea, sometimes known as the Caribbean Royal Palm, palmiste, Imperial palm or cabbage palm, is a species of palm which is native to the Lesser Antilles, northern South America and Trinidad and Tobago.
Roystonea oleracea is a large palm which reaches heights of 40 m . Stems are grey or whitish-grey. and range from 46 - 66 cm in diameter. The upper portion of the stem is encircled by leaf sheaths, forming a green portion known as the crownshaft which is normally about 2 m ft long. Individuals are reported to have 16–22 or 20–22 leaves. Leaves consist of a 60 - 100 cm long petiole and a 4 - 4.6 m rachis. The 1.4 m ft inflorescence bears white male and female flowers. Fruit are 12.6 - 17.6 mm long and 7.6 - 10.4 mm long, and turn purplish-black when ripe.
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Oreodoxa oleracea, Mart. (Areca oleracea, Jacq. Euterpe Caribaea, Spreng. Roystonea oleracea, O. F. Cook). Cabbage Palm. Caudex 100-120 ft. high: Lvs. 10-14 ft. long; lf.-segms. lanceolate-linear, acuminate, 3 ft. long, 1½ in. wide: fr. obovoid-oblong, ¾ in. W. Indies. —Cult, in S. Fla.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Zona, Scott (December 1996). "Roystonea (Arecaceae: Arecoideae)". Flora Neotropica 71: 1–35.
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- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963