Sorting Roystonea names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :



Roystonea borinquena O. F. Cook

ENGLISH : Puerto Rican royal palm.

PORTUGUESE : Palmeira-real-porto-rico (Brazil).

SPANISH : Palmera real de Puerto Rico.

Roystonea elata (W, Bartram) F. Harper -> Roystonea regia (Kunth) O. F. Cook

Roystonea oleracea (Jacq.) O. F. Cook

SYNONYM(S) : Areca oleracea Jacq., Euterpe caribaea Spreng, Oreodoxa oleracea (Jacq.) Mart.

CHINESE : Cai wang ye zi (Hong Kong), Gan lan ye zi, Xi yin du ye zi.

ENGLISH : Cabbage palm, Caribbean royal palm, Caribs' palm, South American royal palm, West Indians' cabbage palm, West Indies royal palm.

FRENCH : Palmier colonne (Réunion), Oréodoxe des Caraïbes, Palmier royal des Caraïbes, Palmiste franc.

GERMAN : Königspalme, Kohlpalme.

ITALIAN : Palma cavolo, Palmisto.

MALAY : Palma kubis.

SPANISH : Chaguaramo (Venezuela), Palmera imperial.

Roystonea princeps (Becc.) Burret

SYNONYM(S) : Oreodoxa princeps Becc.

ENGLISH : Jamaican royal palm, Morass cabbage palm, Morass royal palm.

FRENCH : Oréodoxe de la Jamaïque.

JAPANESE : Jamaika roiyarupaamu.

Roystonea regia (Kunth) O. F. Cook

SYNONYM(S) : Euterpe ventricosa C. H. Wright, Oreodoxa regia Kunth, Palma elata W. Bartram, Roystonea elata (W, Bartram) F. Harper, Roystonea florida O. F. Cook, Roystonea regia (HBK) O. F. Cook

ARABIC : Nakhl malakî.

CHINESE : Da wang ye zi (Hong Kong), Gao wang ye zi (as R. elata), Wang zong.

DANISH : Kongepalme.

DUTCH : Koningspalm.

ENGLISH : Cuba royal palm, Cuban royal palm, Florida royal palm, Royal palm.

FINNISH : Kuningaspalmu.

FRENCH : Oréodoxe royal, Palmier royal de Cuba, Palmier royal de Floride.

GERMAN : Königspalme, Koenigspalme.

ITALIAN : Palma regia.

JAPANESE : Daiou yashi, Furoridaroiyarupaamu (as R. elata).

MALAY : Palma diraja.

NORWEGIAN : Kongepalme.

PORTUGUESE : Palmeira real.

SPANISH : Chaguaramo, Palma real, Palma real cubana (El Salvador), Palmera real.


General Bibliography


General & specific on-line


Complementary / Specific


Bittle Bill, 1998 - 1999, Common Names of Common (and Uncommon) Palms, Palm & Cycad Societies of Florida, Virtual Palm Encyclopedia.

EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < >.

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

USDA, ARS, 2002, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (05 February 2003).

Wang Zongxun et al. 1996, A New Latin, Chinese, English Botanical Nomenclature. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany. Aviation Industry Publisher, Beijing.

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.


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