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 Changed: 16-Mar-2010
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Zander ed13)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Sur, - Sonora

  • Naturalized:

  • Northern America

    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
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  • Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert. 1964 (F SonorDes)
  • Uhl, N. W. & J. Dransfield Genera palmarum: a classification of palms based on the work of Harold E. Moore, Jr. 1987 (Gen Palm)
  • Wiggins, I. L. Flora of Baja California. 1980 (F Baja)


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


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image