Roystonea regia (Kunth) O.F. Cook. Phen: Jan-Jun. Hab: Mounds and higher ground in swamps and cypress sloughs, also extensively planted and spreading in disturbed habitats, and natural areas outside of its historical populations. Dist: C. peninsular FL (formerly) to s. FL; West Indies (Bahamas, Cuba, Caymans); se. Mexico (CHP, CAM, ROO, TAB, VER, YUC.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = FNA22, K3, K4, Mex, S, WH3, Zona (1997); > Roystonea elata (W.Bartram) F.Harper