Is this plant what I think it is?

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  1. Nick Bryan

    Nick Bryan New Member

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    Are these Washingtonia Filiferas? or what are they?

    Photos of them from 2013 until February 2022 - I named them W1,2,3, etc + the year.
    I will also add photos of other younger Washingtonias I saw in some other place a month ago - named 1,2 and M12345

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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I won't be the one answering this, but please reply saying where they are growing. In Colombia?
    In the ninth photo, there are clearly two different palms, which look different to me from the one in the seventh photo.
     
  3. Nick Bryan

    Nick Bryan New Member

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    Yes, they are growing in Colombia, in the capital Bogota 8,360 feet above sea level.
    I assumed they are Filiferas due to the big trunk. Not sure if it looks big enough in the first 6 photos, in person, next to it, it is pretty big.
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    My first guess for the last four photos would be Bismarckia, but you'd want to compare descriptions of the flowers and fruits, as well as the leaves and trunk, and I'm no expert. At. All. Here's a page with good descriptions of lots of palms.
    Arecaceae Archivi - Monaco Nature Encyclopedia
     
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    wilsonii New Member Maple Society

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    I grew Bismarkia in Florida and the leaf doesn't quite look right.
    I'd lean more toward Washingtonia, but I'm not the best at the name me game from pictures
     
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    Thank you for the website! I asked the local botanical garden - it is Washingtonia Filifera according to them. However, the small one in the 7 and 8 photos looks like Robusta to me.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    There is always the hybrid between the two, with its appropriate name :-)
     

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