Washingtonia filifera (Linden ex André) H.Wendl. ex de Bary (Images by Aarti S Khale (Id by Gurcharan Singh & John Dransfield & Andrew Henderson), Gurcharan Singh, N Muthu Karthick (Validation by Shrikant Ingalhalikar) & Alka Khare (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links)) 


Washingtonia robusta H.Wendl. (Images by Gurcharan Singh & Satish Phadke (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links)) 



Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution English name

Tree Western Ghats,
High Altitude, Cultivated, Native of Tropical America 
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. III, 1989
Dindigul Desert Palm, Fan


Botanical name Family Common name
Washingtonia filifera Arecaceae California Fan Palm

Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)- brief details-
Washingtonia (‎Arecaceae) : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Washingtonia (Pl. click)

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.

Pl. go through Washingtonia page (‎‎‎‎‎Arecaceae) with images of species in efloraofindia (done by me).

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.

If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.