Day 3 – Flowering Jamaican Royal Palm

Today is the third day since our Royal Palm (Roystonea altissima) has flowered. The sheath over the inflorescence has almost come off, and the branches of the flower stalk are spreading widely.Roystonea altissimaJamaican Royal Palms are mainly planted for decorative purposes, and these palms are considered by many to be one of the most beautiful palm in the world.  They are known to bloom repeatedly, all year round.

Today the flower stalk of the inflorescence is gradually bending downwards as it prepares to produce fruit.Roystonea altissimaI observed that the stems of the inflorescence have lost most of its coral-pink hue, and the cluster has attracted a visitor . . . a lizard, which I caught resting among the branches. Roystonea altissima

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