Brahea edulis
Guadalupe palm

Arecaceae (palm family)
Guadalupe Island, Baja California
Brahea edulis at the Mausoleum. John Rawlings, c. 2005

Two specimens of this fan palm can be seen north of the Mausoleum. Its leaves are about 3 feet long, folded as a fan, and with a stalk free of spines. It has great masses of black shiny fruit. Our trees were shipped from Baja California to Stanford around 1900.

Other examples are at Rains Houses near the community building.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005.