Mexican Fan Palm
Washingtonia robusta H. Wendl.Arecaceae

common name synonyms: Mexican Washington palm, Mexican washingtonia, thread palm, Washington Fan Palm

scientific name synonyms: W. gracilis, W. sonorae S. Watson, Neowashingtonia robusta (H. Wendl.) A. Heller

subclass: Monocotyledoneae

superorder: Arecidae

order: Arecales

growth form: tree

life history: perennial

level of invasiveness: benign

weedy in native range: No

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Intentional

number of vectors: 1.0

introduced range: Mediterranean

native range: Mexico (Central America), North America

notes: planted, not invasive; introduced in U.S. (PUSDA); widely cultivated in the drier parts of the subtropics and areas w/ a Medit. climate

invasiveness notes: benign

Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth