This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The Washingto-nia of Kellogg, as applied to the mammoth tree of California having failed because the distinction between it and the prior genus Sequoia not being maintained. Wendland a noted authority on palms now proposes this for the Pritchar-dia filifera, the famous palm of the Colorado River, which he contends from recent examinations is not a Pritchardia at all. This palm seems unfortunate in finding a home in nomenclature. First it was Brahia then Pritchardia, and now to be Washingtonia.