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Filifera Grove @ San Andreas fault line

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Went looking for pure Washingtonia Filifera...

I ended up at the San Andreas fault line :bemused:

Felt kinda awkward in the beginning. Just knowing that you are standing on a giant crack in the middle of earth...

These groves can actually be found all along the San Andreas fault line all the way down to Baja California. The weak fault line provides a way for water to come up from the earth and provide these palm oases with plenty of water. They are different from the Palm Springs Filifera oases because those in PS get water from the melted snow on top of mountainsB)

Enjoy!

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Danilopez89

Thumbs up on the new Palmtalk update! Easy easy easy!

THANKS!

Edit: oops I spoke to early. I dont know why its playing random filifera videos now...

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Copernicia who!?:winkie:

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"the sun was in my eyes"
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Its was a filijungle in there:wub:

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Ben in Norcal

Is that last one a robusta or hybrid?  I thought filifera were unarmed.

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Danilopez89

These seemed to have a more of a blue color to them.

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Danilopez89

the last of the mohicans...

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There was more down the trail but I had to get back to work:badday:

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Danilopez89
15 minutes ago, Ben in Norcal said:

Is that last one a robusta or hybrid?  I thought filifera were unarmed.

Sometimes they can stay unarmed while they are young.

Here's a little one

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Josh-O
35 minutes ago, Danilopez89 said:

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Its was a filijungle in there:wub:

The only thing missing in the jungle was a cool tiki drink. 

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Danilopez89
10 hours ago, Danilopez89 said:

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The ones with the skirts burned off are supposed to be the really old ones. I was told the Native Americans would burn them off for higher fruit production. 

How old do you guys think they are. I think the guide told me about 100 years old...

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Phoenikakias
13 hours ago, Danilopez89 said:

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Copernicia who!?:winkie:

Now honestly, how many of us would say freely that it is a pure fili, were we not aware of details about this picture? Many people, far to many people confuse actually scars or signs of desication on OLDEST leaves as colororation indicating a filibusta!

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Sandy Loam

Nice.  Danny, what is the name of the park/preserve where you shot the video?

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Danilopez89
1 hour ago, Sandy Loam said:

Nice.  Danny, what is the name of the park/preserve where you shot the video?

Its in Thousand Palm Ca. 

North of Palm Desert / Rancho Mirage

Some more pictures of this place can be found in http://www.palmpedia.net/wiki/Washingtonia_filifera

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Yunder Wækraus

Great pics. My family began visiting that oasis in the summer when my oldest son was 5. We last visited when he was 13. I know every nook and cranny of that oasis well, and it is (in my mind) equal to the redwoods in awesomeness. That place place is full of wildlife too. We've seen coyotes, whiptails, and desert quail; we've also seen bobcat tracks there. I reckon some of those trees are over 150 years old.

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John Case
On ‎11‎/‎10‎/‎2015‎ ‎8‎:‎21‎:‎57‎, Ben in Norcal said:

Is that last one a robusta or hybrid?  I thought filifera were unarmed.

Not at all.....I have been attacked many times by rogue filiferas....

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Ben in Norcal
2 hours ago, John Case said:

Not at all.....I have been attacked many times by rogue filiferas....

Huh.  Some of those look very robusta-like to me, apart from the armament.  I'm beginning to wonder if it is worth growing out the filifera seedlings I germinated.

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Josh-O
1 hour ago, Ben in Norcal said:

Huh.  Some of those look very robusta-like to me, apart from the armament.  I'm beginning to wonder if it is worth growing out the filifera seedlings I germinated.

I also think robusta of fillabuster.

Washingtonia Filifera  have much larger trunks in general.

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Danilopez89
15 hours ago, Yunder Wækraus said:

Great pics. My family began visiting that oasis in the summer when my oldest son was 5. We last visited when he was 13. I know every nook and cranny of that oasis well, and it is (in my mind) equal to the redwoods in awesomeness. That place place is full of wildlife too. We've seen coyotes, whiptails, and desert quail; we've also seen bobcat tracks there. I reckon some of those trees are over 150 years old.

I thought it was a very cool place too. I hope to go back many more times.

Do you plan on visiting this place again? 

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32 minutes ago, Josh-O said:

I also think robusta of fillabuster.

Washingtonia Filifera  have much larger trunks in general.

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Not all of them get super fat. Once they reach a certain height the trunks begin to look smaller too.

I am also curious if some of the palms in this oasis are filibusta. The first pic I posted screams out rubusta!

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Yunder Wækraus
7 hours ago, Danilopez89 said:

I thought it was a very cool place too. I hope to go back many more times.

Do you plan on visiting this place again? 

I'd love to do so, but we moved to Florida this year, and I highly doubt there will be money in our budget for a return to Palm Springs in the near future. If you go back, try going in the middle of summer and arrive at dawn. My son and I were able to watch two huge coyotes hunt along the rocky hillside while we stood deep within the oasis by visiting at that time; we were the only people on the trails too.

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Ben in Norcal
8 hours ago, Josh-O said:

I also think robusta of fillabuster.

Washingtonia Filifera  have much larger trunks in general.

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See now that looks great.  If my plants look like that, I'd be happy to have them.  Some of Daniel's pictures look more "robusta" to me - thin trunked, bright green fronds, etc.  They don't do it for me in the same way as this plant.

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Danilopez89
47 minutes ago, Ben in Norcal said:

See now that looks great.  If my plants look like that, I'd be happy to have them.  Some of Daniel's pictures look more "robusta" to me - thin trunked, bright green fronds, etc.  They don't do it for me in the same way as this plant.

Pictures dont do these palms justice. specially with my phones pictures. 

Here's a pic I tool a while back at a different oasis. Notice the lady down there for comparison. 

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Danilopez89

Another reason for these trunks not being super fat is because they stretch out a bit more inside these oases. They have to grow through that dense canopy. And actually many small palms dont make it because there is not enough sunlight for them down there.

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Josh-O
12 minutes ago, Danilopez89 said:

Pictures dont do these palms justice. specially with my phones pictures. 

Here's a pic I tool a while back at a different oasis. Notice the lady down there for comparison. 

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that does look  Filifera to me..I think your right with the angle of the camera phone.

those tree's must be ancient?

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