queen palm Arecaceae (Palmae) Syagrus romanzoffiana (Cham.) Glassman Listen to the Latin symbol: SYRO4 Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Alternate, pinnately compound, up to 15 feet long; individual leaflets, lance shaped and 2 to 3 feet long, dark green, gracefully arching.
Flower: Occur on dense, hanging many-branched cluster, creamy yellow-white, appearing in spring.
Fruit: Fleshy drupe, round, 1 inch in diameter, yellow-brown to orange-brown, date-like, occurs in up to 6 feet hanging clusters, may be produced in quantity, ripening late summer to early winter.
Bark: Light grayish brown, ringed, becoming more smooth and cement-like with age.
Form: Tall, slender, straight tree reaching up to 50 feet tall, gracefully feathery top.

Looks like: coconut palm - royal palm - Canary Island date palm
leaf flower fruit bark form1 map
Additional Range Information:
Syagrus romanzoffiana is planted in the USDA hardiness zones shown above and is not known to widely escape cultivaton.
External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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