Roystonea regia (Kunth) O.F.Cook, Science II, 12: 479 1900. (Syn: Euterpe jenmanii C.H.Wright; Euterpe ventricosa C.H.Wright; Oenocarpus regius (Kunth) Spreng.; Oreodoxa regia Kunth; Palma elata W.Bartram; Roystonea elata (W.Bartram) F.Harper; Roystonea floridana O.F.Cook; Roystonea jenmanii (C.H.Wright) Burret; Roystonea regia var. hondurensis P.H.Allen; Roystonea ventricosa (C.H.Wright) L.H.Bailey);
commonly known as: Cuban royal palm, Florida royal palm, royal palm • Arabic: nakhl malakî • Chinese: da wang ye zi, gao wang ye zi, wang zong • Danish: kongepalme • Dutch: koningspalm • Finnish: kuningaspalmu • French: palmier royal de Cuba, palmier royal de Floride • German: königspalme, koenigspalme • Italian: palma regia • Japanese: daiou yashi, Furoridaroiyarupaamu • Malay: palma diraja • Norwegian: kongepalme • Portuguese: palmeira real • Spanish: chaguaramo, palma real, palma real Cubana ;
efloraofindia:”For Id 27092011MR7’’ Palm – bottle shaped trunk Pune: Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Private garden
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Palm
Height/Length- 10-12 feet I think
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Green
Bottle shaped trunk
Roystonea regia (bottle palm)
I am a little confused… about nomenclature:
if this is Roystonea regia of Roystonea genus … then its NOT a bottle palm… they two different animals..
Natives…of different regions of the world and one is prolific. the other is redlisted…
(the true Bottle Palm is Hyophorbe lagenicaulis of genus Hyophorbe…)
so may be I should wait someone who is studied palms tells me what it is…
(Nolinas are also sometimes called bottle palms to confuse the issue with the true bottle palm… never confused with the Royal Palm) ….
There are more than one species which are called Bottle Palms.
Your Hazaribagh has so many trees of this in government complexes along the main road.
Palm Trees of Bangalore – RA – Roystoneaa regi – Royal Palm Tree: Royal Palm is a truly aristocratic palm which makes a memorable impression wherever it is grown. Massive and symmetrical with a smoothly sculpted trunk this palm looks almost artificial.
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 crownshaft looks really smooth green. 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.
Reference: Flowers of India
Aracaceae, Araceae & Zingiberaceae Fortnight 1-14Aug14: Roystonia regia (Arecaeae) from Uttarakhand_DSR_8
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Beautiful closeup …, thanks..this is one of the very commonly grown and handsome palms..
Photographed from Delhi
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I am having this palm for last 36 years-first in pot, afterwards planted in ground.
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Attached are pictures of Roystonea regia captured at Mumbai in August 2014.
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Mailing pictures of Royal Palm– Roystonia regia
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Palm for ID. Pune garden plant
Looks like Oreodoxa regia. the Royal Palm.
Palm Tree For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 01FEB15 : AK-3 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Roystonea regia (Kunth) O.F.Cook
Roystonea, maybe R. regia
Pune: unknown seeds dropped by birds, pl id : 14 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)
I used to see this seeds at our terrace regularly since few years now. I used to think that these are of False Ashoka (Polyalthia Longifolia) tree. And used to think that its squirrel who is getting these.
However, yesterday, as I was sitting under coconut tree, few seeds dropped next to me and when I looked up, there were some birds probably common myna who dropped them.
So, its a good puzzle for me as to what are these seeds ? what is the fruit and why birds are throwing it because typically they would eat the whole fruit! So, please help me solve this mystery.
seems these are job’s tear seeds.
You must look and tell me if there is a NATURAL hole thru and thru as if God made it ready to be strung in to a mala or rosary…
if it does, you have your confirmation.
… had presented a case here. search and you’ll see
for unknown seeds one rule i follow usually is to plant a few in a cup of soil and keep it on the kitchen window sill to see how it sprouts and then plant it … often id is confirmed to my satisfaction… do it with this too and show us what you sprouted in your little teacup or two
I checked if the seeds have a thru-out small hole, but hole is not there. I even used a needle to poke and see if its covered etc but no, no direct hole anywhere.
Yes, today itself I’ll plant few of these seeds and see what comes out.
Another interesting things are that:
1) birds are throwing these seeds – typically they eat whole thing including seed and seeds is thrown via dropping.
2) here its not thru bird dropping – so the fruit what is eaten is taken to another tree – my house :), here seeds are dropped!
3) seems kind of rumination – where food is stored, taken to a distant tree and then eaten slowly.
4) these seeds must be dropped since long and all over the place – how come not seen a “tree” coming our from that naturally!
So many angles.
My guess is that it could be a Grewia species. The fibrous covering and the reddish tinge are my clues. May i suggest that the pictures have some scale reference otherwise it is difficult to make out the actual size of the seeds. Polyalthia seeds are normally much bigger than Grewia seeds – 1.5 x 2-3 cm long vs 5-8 mm diameter.
I hope the palm that you were looking up is Cyagrus coronata or miniature coconut palm since these are the seeds (without the outer sweet covering) of that palm. I am sure if your palm is a coconut palm then there must be one around. Location? The size may be 2-3 cm.
Some of these are cherry red color, here is today’s collected.
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update: 1) attaching photo showing scaling – these are less than a centimeter
2) apparently some bird droppings have also showing these seeds (but most seems to have dropped from beak)
3) waiting for sowed seeds to sprout .. so a long wait!
Ok. so not job’s tears. Like … suggests if Cygnus just take some crown/ the top of tree/palm pictures from where you were sitting under it and from a distance to show the trunk, height and the crown of this palm.
Just as … suggested place a ruler or a pen or even your finger next to one of the sets of theses seeds for reference of size in new set of pictures. can you also get pictures of the birds actually sitting up on the tree? nice observation so far. just finer tuning it would give you and us the answers. intrigues me.
ps your newest pic shows them to be about 7 to 8 mm
Also if the seeds are dropped there has to be some naturally sprouting in the soil around the tree base or around the tubs of plants in your balcony from the months past….
it would be interesting to uproot some “unknown ” sprouted plants and see what’s at the junction of the stem and the root system… the round seed’s remnants would be a tell tale indication.. worth a look or waiting till monsoon to see if some sprout on their own in soil…
1. no “palm” tree – the coconut tree I had mentioned is a typical coconut tree – no palm
2. no natural sprouting seen, but will keep an eye
3. have already sowed few seeds a week ago, waiting. including one found in bird droppings.
4. will try to see the source bird.
5. yes, seed size is 7mm.
Update: I just googled for “Palm Tree Seeds” and bumped on this seed which looks similar to the one found at my terrace. “Cuban Royal Palm“. Please check. The picture compares both now – the left one at my place and the right corner found on google.
efi page on Roystonea regia – Cuban Royal Palm
I think Roystonea regia, as per images at