Roystonea regia

Species:Roystonea regia (Kunth)O.F.Cook
Status:Native, Endangered-State, FACW (DEP), FACW (NWPL)
Specimen: View specimen details in the USF Herbarium Specimen Database

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Sub Class
Genus Roystonea
Species Roystonea regia (Kunth)O.F.Cook - FLORIDA ROYAL PALM


Citation ROYSTONEA REGIA (Kunth) O. F. Cook, Science, ser. 2. 12: 479. 1900.
Basionym: Oreodoxa regia Kunth 1816.
Type: CUBA: Habana: Prope Havana, May, Bonpland 1276 (holotype: P).

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CountyHerbariaLiterature Citation (If Applicable)
Collier USF  
DeSoto USF  
Miami-Dade FLAS  
Palm Beach FTG  


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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Oenocarpus regius Oenocarpus regius (Kunth) Sprengel, Syst. Veg. 2: 140. 1825.BASIONYM: Oreodoxa regia Kunth 1816. 
Oreodoxa regia Oreodoxa regia Kunth, in Humboldt et al., Nov. Gen. Sp. 1: 305. 1816, nom. cons. vs. Palma elata W. Bartram 1791. TYPE: CUBA: Habana: Near Havana, May, Bonpland 1276 (holotype: P).
Palma elata Palma elata W. Bartram, Travels Carolina iv, 115-116. 1791, nom. rej. vs. Oreodoxa regia Kunth 1816. TYPE: FLORIDA: Collier Co.: Without data, Zona & Bigelow 406 (neotype: FLAS). Neotypified by Zona, Taxon 43: 662. 1994.
Roystonea elata Roystonea elata (W. Bartram) F. Harper, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 59: 29. 1946.BASIONYM: Palma elata W. Bartram 1791. 
Roystonea floridana Roystonea floridana O. F. Cook, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 28: 554. 1901. TYPE: FLORIDA: Collier/Monroe Co.: Western border of the Everglades, Jan 1882, Curtiss 2676* (holotype: US; isotypes: GH, K, NY, P, US).
Euterpe jenmanii Euterpe jenmanii C. H. Wright, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1906: 203. 1906. TYPE: GUYANA: Cult. in Georgetown, 1884, Jenman 2057 p.p. (lectotype: K). Lectotypified by Zona, Fl. Neotrop. 71: 25. 1996.
Euterpe ventricosa Euterpe ventricosa C. H. Wright, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1906: 203. 1906. TYPE: GUYANA: Cultivated in Georgetown, s.d., Jenman 7574 (holotype: K).
Roystonea jenmanii Roystonea jenmanii (C. H. Writh) Burret, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 63: 76. 1929.BASIONYM: Euterpe jenmanii C. H. Wright 1906. 
Roystonea regia var. hondurensis Roystonea regia (Kunth) O. F. Cook, var. hondurensis P. H. Allen, Ceiba 3: 17, t. 4-6. 1952. TYPE: HONDURAS: Cortés: Vicinity of Villanueva, El Modelo ranch, 11 Apr 1951, Allen 6144 (holotype: US).
Roystonea ventricosa Roystonea ventricosa (C. H. Wright) L. H. Bailey, Gentes Herb. 8: 133. 1949.BASIONYM: Euterpe ventricosa C. H. Wright 1906.