Yellow and green Roystonea regia inflorescences in sunlight
Roystonea-regia
Roystonea regia

Colombia has one native species of the genus of Roystonea, but this is not it. An ornamental palm that is used in parks and as a street tree. Like many street tree in Colombia, this one is also a dangerous choice. The palm leaves are large and heavy and fall. Roystonea regia is also susceptible to beetles and where there are many of these palms, half can be dead. Photographed in Quindio.

Golden brown Roystonea regia inflorescences under blue skies
Golden brown Roystonea regia inflorescences under blue skies
Yellowish brown Roystonea regia inflorescences in sunlight
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