Washingtonia robusta (Mexican Fan Palm) as a coloniser in an artificial wetland at Albury, New South Wales

  • Washingtonia robusta (Mexican Fan palm) is endemic to the semi-arid zone of California and northern Mexico. Dispersed globally by the horticultural trade, the species has demonstrated its ability to successfully invade disturbed areas and urban landscapes in warm temperate climates. Once established, the plant is extremely hardy. This paper presents the first documented instance of the successful establishment and growth of Washingtonia robusta in a pond in continually flooded wetlands at Albury, the first record of it naturalising in New South Wales.

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Author:Dirk H. R. Spennemann
DOI:https://doi.org/doi 10.7751/cunninghamia.2018.18.007
ISSN:0727- 9620
ISSN:2200 - 405X
Parent Title (English):Cunninghamia : a journal of plant ecology for eastern Australia
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2018
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2019/10/23
Tag:Phoenix canariensis; Washingtonia robusta; Weeds in wetlands; adaptation; frugivory; ispersal of exotic palms
Page Number:14
First Page:109
Last Page:122
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 58 Pflanzen (Botanik) / 580 Pflanzen (Botanik)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Cunninghamia : A Journal of Plant Ecology for Eastern Australia / Cunninghamia : A Journal of Plant Ecology for Eastern Australia, Volume 18 (2018)
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht