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Washingtonia filifera
Palm Springs, CA
April 1980


Washingtonia filifera
Vizcaíno Desert near Catavina, BCN
Feb 1979

Washingtonia filifera
Kern River Canyon just east of city limits of
Bakersfield, CA.  Ephedra californica in foreground.
March 2012


Trees and Shrubs of Kern County (Jan 2013)

     Washingtonia filifera (Pritchardia filifera Linden ex André 1876) Wendland 1879. California fan palm. Native to the Sonoran Desert outside Kern Co., introduced to Kern Co. and elsewhere in California. Type from plants cultivated in Europe. Twisselmann reported “eight spontaneous trees” “along Kern River near the canyon mouth.”