Palm Oasis

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Palm Oasis

Post by Gowergulch42 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:55 pm

Is it known if there are any native California Fan Palm oasis in DVNP? There are plenty of introduced ones at Furnace Creek and Grapevine, but most, if not all, of those are not original.
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Post by Gowergulch42 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:32 pm

I should note that there is a naturalized (introduced) population also at Ibex Springs.
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Post by D.A. Wright » Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:38 pm

There's a few at the hot springs in Saline Valley. But, I assume they were introduced by man.
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Post by Gowergulch42 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:13 pm

I found a paper entirely devoted to Fan Palms in DV, and there is no mention of palms historically before they were planted at Grapevine in 1934 and in 1939 at Furnace Creek. All distribution in the area, therefore, is a result of naturalization of the plant through the area. Seeds can be transported by animals and birds to various springs.
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Post by DT » Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:30 am

Interesting,didnt know that,thanks

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