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Taxon: Roystonea oleracea (Jacq.) O. F. Cook

 
Genus: Roystonea
Family: Arecaceae (alt.Palmae)
Subfamily: Arecoideae
Tribe: Roystoneeae
Nomen number: 32236
Place of publication: Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 28:554. 1901
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 15-Mar-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 7 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • Caribbean royal palm  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • royal palm  (Source: F LAnt) - English
  • South American royal palm  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • Barbados-Königspalme  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • mapora  (Source: Palms Amer) - Spanish (Colombia, Venezuela)
  • kålpalm  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental;

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Barbados, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Trinidad and Tobago
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela [Bolivar, Barinas, Cojedes, Falcon, Monagas, Federal District, Carabobo, Yaracuy]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia [Arauca, Meta, Casanare]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Antigua and Barbuda [Antigua]
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  3. Glassman, S. F. 1972. A revision of B. E. Dahlgren's Index of American palms. Phanerog. Monogr. 6:1-294.
  4. Henderson, A. et al. 1995. Field guide to the palms of the Americas
  5. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  6. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  7. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  8. Moore, H. E., Jr. 1963. An annotated checklist of cultivated palms. Principes 7:163.
  9. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  10. Zona, S. 1996. Roystonea (Arecaceae: Arecoideae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 71:23.

Check other web resources for Roystonea oleracea (Jacq.) O. F. Cook :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=32236. Accessed 18 September 2019.