Flowering

  • Jan1
  • Feb2
  • Mar3
  • Apr4
  • May5
  • Jun6
  • Jul7
  • Aug8
  • Sep9
  • Oct10
  • Nov11
  • Dec12
Not in Bloom

Distribution

ושינגטוניה חסונה - מפת תפוצה

Geogr. District

Vegetation Units

Description & Remarks

Adult trees of the two Washingtonia species are planted at a close proximity in the botanic garden of Palermo, Sicily. Visiting there for almost a week, September 2010, enabled me to learn how to differentiate between the two.Washingtonia robusta has a trunk with a thin diameter and its leaves are shining with nodding tips. The leaves of Washingtonia filifera are erect and their surface is not shiny. This shining – not-shining situation is prominent in young individuals as well.

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Family

Additional Names

English:
Mexican Washingtonia, Southern Washingtonia
Life form (Raunkiaer):
tree
Spinescence:
leaves
Succulence:
non-succulent
Summer Shedding:
perennating
Petal or tepal color:
white
Sexuality and Reproductive Morphology:
Flowers hermaphrodite only
Sporangia or Seed Homogeneity:
Homogeneous seeds-fruits
Flowering Time:
Leaf arrangement:
alternate (one leaf per node)
Leaf Type:
entire
Leaf or leaflet margin:
smooth
Stipule:
absent
Habitat:
Disturbed habitats
Chorotype:
American
Drought Resistence:
Salt Resistance:
glycophyte
Synanthrop:
obligate synanthropic

Taxonomy

Superdivision:
Spermatophyta
Division:
Angiospermae
Class:
Monocotyledoneae
Family:
Palmae
Genus:
Washingtonia