In the west there are swelling hills and gentle valleys, with the royal palm the dominating tree.
The royal palm is the most characteristic tree of Cuba.
The corojo palm (Cocos crispa) rivals the royal palm in beauty and utility; oil, sugar, drink and wood are derived from it.
The mango is planted with the royal palm along the avenues of the plantations.
The Tropical belt of southern Florida has the royal palm.