Washingtonia robusta H.Wendl., Berliner Allg. Gartenzeitung 2: 198 1883. (Syn: Brahea robusta Voss [Invalid]; Neowashingtonia robusta (H.Wendl.) A.Heller; Neowashingtonia sonorae (S.Watson) Rose; Pritchardia robusta (H.Wendl.) Schröt.; Washingtonia filifera var. gracilis (Parish) L.D.Benson; Washingtonia filifera var. robusta (H.Wendl.) Parish; Washingtonia filifera var. sonorae (S.Watson) M.E.Jones; Washingtonia gracilis Parish; Washingtonia robusta var. gracilis (Parish) Parish ex Becc.; Washingtonia sonorae S.Watson);
Washingtonia robusta (Mexican Fan Palm or Mexican Washingtonia) is a palm tree native to western Sonora and Baja California in northwestern Mexico. It is reportedly naturalized in Spain, the Canary Islands, Réunion, New Zealand, Hawaii, Florida and California.
Washingtonia robusta grows to 25 m (82 ft) tall, rarely up to 30 m (98 ft). The leaves have a petiole up to 1 m (3.3 ft) long, and a palmate fan of leaflets up to 1 m long. The inflorescence is up to 3 m (9.8 ft) long, with numerous small pale orange-pink flowers. The fruit is a spherical, blue-black drupe, 6–8 mm (0.24–0.31 in) diameter; it is edible, though thin-fleshed.
(From Wikipedia on 20.8.14)
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight: Arecaceae- Washingtonia robusta from California-GSAUG58 : Attachments (2). 1 post by 1 author.
Washingtonia robusta H. Wendland, Garten-Zeitum (Berlin). 2: 198. 1883.
Maxican Fan Palm
Photographed from Sunnyvale, California
AAZ Fortnight :: Arecaceae :: SMP21 :: Washingtonia sp. Stanford : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Most likely Washingtonia robusta