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Washingtonia robusta H. Wendl.
Desert palm, Washington fan palm

Washingtonia robusta
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Arecaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Map of Florida Locations

FLEPPC Status: Category II Invasive

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Washingtonia robusta has been found in the following 29 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Biscayne National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Cayo Costa State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Chapman Field Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Crystal Lake Sand Pine Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dry Tortugas National Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Everglades National Park Assumed to be Present Not Native, Naturalized
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Not Native, Naturalized
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
John U. Lloyd Beach State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Koreshan State Historic Site Present Not Native, Naturalized
Little Hamaca Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Long Key State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Matheson Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Milton E. Thompson Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
National Key Deer Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Oleta River State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Secret Woods Buffer and Nature Center Present Not Native, Naturalized
Sewell Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Trail Glades Range Present Not Native, Naturalized
Tree Tops Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Tropical Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Present Not Native, Naturalized

Washingtonia robusta has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized

Washingtonia robusta has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Coastal Berm
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland
Tidal Marsh

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Washingtonia robusta
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Washingtonia robusta
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Washingtonia robusta
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Washingtonia robusta
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley