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Taxon: Washingtonia robusta H. Wendl.

Genus: Washingtonia
Family: Arecaceae (alt. Palmae) subfamily: Coryphoideae tribe: Trachycarpeae subtribe: Livistoninae
Nomen number: 41968
Place of publication: Gart.-Zeitung (Berlin) 2:198. 1883
Name verified on: 16-Mar-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 16-Mar-2010
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 1 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:

  • fan palm   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • Mexican fan palm   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • Mexican Washington palm   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • Mexican washingtonia   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • thread palm   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • palmier évantail du Mexique   (Source: F NAmer ) – French
  • mexikanische Washingtonpalme   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • robustapalm   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Sur, Sonora [w.]

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California [s.]

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Washingtonia robusta H. Wendl.:


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Check for additional images
  • 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: (06 October 2015)

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