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Taxon: Syagrus romanzoffiana (Cham.) Glassman

Genus: Syagrus
Family: Arecaceae (alt. Palmae) subfamily: Arecoideae tribe: Cocoseae subtribe: Attaleinae
Nomen number: 103123
Place of publication: Fieldiana, Bot. 31:382, t. 10, 14. 1968
Name verified on: 09-Mar-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 13-Jan-1995
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).
Accessions: 6 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • giriba palm   (Source: Palms World ) – English
  • queen palm   (Source: Hortus 3 [as Arecastrum romanzoffianum]) – English
  • romanzoffianische Kokospalme   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • drottningpalm   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Dict Gard)

Distributional range:

    Brazil: Brazil [e.]
    Western South America: Bolivia [possibly e.]
    Southern South America: Argentina [Misiones, Corrientes, Entre Rios]; Paraguay; Uruguay

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Syagrus romanzoffiana (Cham.) Glassman:


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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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