Washingtonia robusta, Mexican Fan Palm, Sonoran Fan Palm,
Southern Washingtonia, Washington Palm,
Hebrew: ושינגטוניה חסונה, Arabic: الواشنطونيا
|| ||Washingtonia robusta H.Wendl.|
|| || Washington Palm, Mexican Washingtonia, Southern Washingtonia|
|| ||ושינגטוניה חסונה|
|| ||Palmae, דקליים|
|| ||Tree, evergreen|
|| ||Fibrous-rooted, one-stemmed, cylindric, unbranched, erect|
|| ||Crown of green leaves on upper 2 m of
axis, alternate, fan-shaped, spinescent, with a skirt of pendent and persistent dead leaves|
|| ||Arching clusters of bisexual, tubular, bell-shaped, 3-lobed, white flowers|
|Fruits / pods:
|| ||Berry, dark brown, 1-seeded|
|| ||July, August|
|| ||Disturbed habitats|
|| ||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Deserts and extreme deserts|
|Chorotype, טיפוס התפוצה:
Derivation of the botanical name:
Washingtonia , named after George Washington (1732-1799), the first
president of the United States.
The first seeds of the Washingtonia robusta were brought, it would seem, by Aaron Aaronsohn (1876-1919), and were distributed from Aaron Aaronsohn’s agricultural experimental station in Atlit to Mikveh Israel, and then to other places in the Land of Israel. The long veteran avenue of Washingtonia palms east of Atlit, probably the first planted in Palestine in 1912.
- The standard author abbreviation H.Wendl. is used to indicate Hermann Wendland (1825 – 1903), a German botanist and gardener.