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Roystonea regia - Royal palm

Roystonea regia - Royal palm

Large Royal Palm surrounded by bougainvillea...The street lamp shows how tall it is!

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Hi Karen ...
Lovely structure on this palm :o)

21 Nov, 2011



Great photo! I'm so glad we can grow these beautiful palms here.

22 Nov, 2011


Hi TT and Delonix :)
I've been looking out for them all week! I had to take the photo through the car window - luckily the lights were at red!

I've also seen a lot of Rafia Palms...similar in many ways, but they are fruiting at the moment - lovely...and also very tall!

23 Nov, 2011



I've taken many photos from my car, also. :>)

I like Rafia palms...I have posted photos of a few species. Unfortunately, it's not as commonly grown as the Royal palms here in San Diego.

23 Nov, 2011


The Coconut, Rafia and Royal palms are the most common here...but there others which I'll try to post! :)

23 Nov, 2011


Hi Karen ..
Seen any Kigelia Africana sausage trees ?

23 Nov, 2011


That's terrific! We grow many hundreds of species of palms here outside. I wish we could grow the large coconuts here! There's some...however, they're a huge challenge to grow outside here.

23 Nov, 2011


Hi TT! I'm not sure's been the dormant season and I've only recently been able to get out and about...

Now that the trees are beginning to flower and produce fruit it's easier for me to tell them apart!

I'll have to look back on some of your photos, Delonix!

The coconuts are pretty much like weeds here - there's a large one in the garden of the house I'm moving to. Might get some pics today! :))

24 Nov, 2011


I wish coconut trees grew like weeds here, too.

Here's some of my coconut pics:

25 Nov, 2011


I've had a look Delonix. Those ones in Hawaii are spectacular!

28 Nov, 2011


Yes, coconuts grow wild everywhere in Hawaii. I noticed you make a comment about the sad ones growing in San Diego. LOL! :>)

29 Nov, 2011


LOL! Never mind, Delonix...horses for courses, as they say...I'll bet that there are other wonderful plants which do best in San Diego!

And you have your family link with Honolulu and its coconuts - lucky you! :)))

29 Nov, 2011


I'm glad you understood what I I didn't! lol! :>)

We grow hundreds of species of palms in San Diego...we can't have it all, though. :>)

Yes, my family link is to the Hawaiian Islands...not just Honolulu. My family has been in Hawaii for more than 100 years...on virtually all the islands.

30 Nov, 2011


Oh, how wonderful! Do you visit often? I'm afraid that I don't really know anything about the Hawaiian Islands other than Honolulu...
...Hawaii Five-0, I'm sorry to say- and I don't mean the recent version... ;)

And what made you leave for San Diego, Delonix?

30 Nov, 2011

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