Washingtonia filibusta

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

Habitat and Distribution

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


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!


The same as for robusta.

Comments and Curiosities

External Links


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).

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