Taxon  Report   8336    
Washingtonia filifera  (Linden ex André) H. Wendl. ex de Bary
California fan palm,  Fan palm
Washingtonia filifera
© 2008 Luigi Rignanese
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Washingtonia filifera
© 2002 Charles E. Jones
Washingtonia filifera
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Washingtonia filifera, a monocot, is a tree that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Washingtonia filifera
© 2017 Evan Hobson
Genus: Washingtonia
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, wetland-riparian

Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Brahea filamentosa
PLANTS: Brahea filifera
PLANTS: Neowashingtonia filamentosa
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More information about  Washingtonia filifera
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).