|Palm tree, up to 20-25 m tall. Trunk stout, very smooth and grey-white with a characteristic bulge below a distinctive green crownshaft.|
Root nodules containing Rhizobium bacteria have been found on Roystonea regia trees in India, normally known from Fabaceae-species. This was the first (!) record of root nodules in a monocotyledonous tree.
Native to Mexico, Central America, Carribean and Southern Florida. Today, planted as ornamental palm throughout the tropics and subtropics.
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Best known as an ornamental palm tree, it is also used as a source of thatch and construction timber. It is the National tree of Cuba and has a religious role in many countries used by Christians in Palm Sunday observances.