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Washingtonia filifera (Linden ex André) H. Wendl.
California fan palm

General Information
Symbol: WAFI
Group: Monocot
Family: Arecaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree
Native Status: VI   I
L48   N
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


Symbol Scientific Name
PRFI2 Pritchardia filifera Linden ex André
NEFI2 Neowashingtonia filamentosa (Fenzi) Sudw.
BRFI2 Brahea filamentosa (Fenzi) H. Wendl.
BRFI3 Brahea filifera W. Watson, nom. inval.
WAFIR Washingtonia filifera (Linden ex André) H. Wendl. var. robusta Parish
WAFI2 Washingtonia filamentosa (Fenzi) Kuntze
PRFI Pritchardia filamentosa Fenzi


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Arecidae
Order Arecales
Family Arecaceae ⁄ Palmae – Palm family
Genus Washingtonia H. Wendl. – fan palm
Species Washingtonia filifera (Linden ex André) H. Wendl. – California fan palm

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
California fan palm
Salvage restricted

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Arid West FACW
Caribbean UPL
Hawaii FACU
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACW



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover