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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

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Naturalizing from the upper Keys to the lower Keys. An herbarium voucher is needed for the Monroe County Keys.

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Washingtonia robusta has been reported from the following 6 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dry Tortugas National Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Little Hamaca Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Long Key State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
National Key Deer Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized




Washingtonia robusta has been reported for the following 4 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
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