Washingtonia filibusta

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Washingtonia x
(Washing-tohn-EE-ah)
filibusta (fihl-ih-BOOST-tah)
filifera (fih-lih-FEHR-ah) x robusta (roh-BOOS-tah)
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Desert Trace Way, Indio, California.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Washingtonia x
(Washing-tohn-EE-ah)
Species:
filibusta (fihl-ih-BOOST-tah)
filifera (fih-lih-FEHR-ah) x robusta (roh-BOOS-tah)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
America
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Palmate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Nong Nooch Botsanicl Gardens, Pattaya, Thailand. Photo by Daryl O'Conor.

Description

Similar and intermediate to both its parents. Differing from W. filifera in its more slender stem; smaller, denser leaf canopy; smaller, brighter green leaves with a small patch of white tomentum abaxially at petiole and blade junction; and shorter inflorescences. Differing from W. robusta in its more robust stem not abruptly flared at the base; larger, more expansive canopy; larger, but lighter, medium green leaves; and longer inflorescences. Now described!

Culture

The same as for robusta.

Comments and Curiosities



External Links

References

Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

Special thanks to Geoff Stein, (Palmbob) for his hundreds of photos.

Special thanks to Palmweb.org, Dr. John Dransfield, Dr. Bill Baker & team, for their volumes of information and photos.

Glossary of Palm Terms; Based on the glossary in Dransfield, J., N.W. Uhl, C.B. Asmussen-Lange, W.J. Baker, M.M. Harley & C.E. Lewis. 2008. Genera Palmarum - Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. All images copyright of the artists and photographers (see images for credits).


Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.

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