Cibotium regale

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Cibotium regale
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Frond of Cibotium regale at the Orto Botanico dell'Università di Genova
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida/Pteridopsida
Order: Cyatheales
Family: Cibotiaceae
Genus: Cibotium
Species: C. regale
Binomial name
Cibotium regale
Verschaff. & Lem.
  • Cibotium guatemalense Kuhn
  • Cibotium wendlandii Mett. ex Kuhn
  • Dicksonia guatemalensis (Kuhn) Baker
  • Dicksonia regalis (Verschaff. & Lem.) Baker
  • Dicksonia wendlandii (Mett. ex Kuhn) Baker

Cibotium regale, common name royal cibotium or royal Mexican tree fern, is a species of tropical tree fern belonging to the family Cibotiaceae.


Cibotium regale can reach a height of 2–6 m (6 ft 7 in–19 ft 8 in) and a diameter of 3–4 m (9.8–13.1 ft). Leaves are bipinnate, lanceolate, and arranged opposite one another. The beautiful fronds are deep-bluish green and almost angular. Frond bases are covered with hairs. This plant prefers medium shade, moisture, and organic soils.


This species occurs in Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador.

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