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Queen Palm

TREES

GENUS/SPECIES


Syagrus romanzoffiana

FAMILY


Arecaceae

SYNONYMS


Common: Cocos Palm

DISTRIBUTION


Southern and central Florida

Comments

The Queen Palm is not native to North America but has been introduced to select areas of the US as a popular ornamental garden tree. It is a fast-growing, medium-sized palm tree, reaching a height of 30-50 feet. Trunk size is variable, ranging from 6-20 inches. The fruit is bright orange with approximately 6-foot bunches containing 1-inch oval fruits. The large, pinnate leaves typically have around 300 leaflets, with each leaflet around 18 inches in length and 1-2 inches wide.

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