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Synonymy: Numerous. Common Names: Red Latan Palm. Distribution & Habitat: Cliffs and coastal ravines of the Mascarene Island of Reunion. The Red Latan Palm Tree, scientific name Latania lontaroides, is also known as Latania borbonica, Latania commersonii, and Latanier Rouge. Learn more about the Red latan palm – with amazing Red latan palm photos and facts on Arkive.

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The leaves are stiff and worn by a petiole of They form a crown of m in diameter. Leafstems and the leave margins always stay red.

X Close Image credit. At the moment am experiencing it from seeds which i myself confused lafania being Yellow Latania but instead it was the Red one the rarer of the 3! So i could say it is in fact very easy, also i collected the seeds myself and very fresh ones.

Soils Some palms need fertile and well drained soils; others can grow in calcareous soils and even soils poor in organic matter, provided that they drain well drained ; other palms are very rustic and can grow in practically all types of soil, even in clay and poor soils.

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Leaves of palmate fan or costapalmate or pinnate or feathery pinnate or bi-pinnate appearance. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


This page was last modified Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Endangered – The species has declined in extent through increasing agriculture and settlement. Sown just 14 months ago, now bearing it’s 5th leaf. The rounded crown is made up of numerous, two to three metre wide, palmate leaves, while the straight, deep-grey trunk is lined with closely packed rings where the leaf sheaths have fallen away.

The duration of these minimum temperatures and planting conditions will be decisive factors affecting the subsequent degree of damage suffered by the palm extent of defoliation, strangulation of trunk, etc. Flowers are followed by oval fruit.

This is one of the few sites that I trust, because each palm tree comes with Certificate of Authenticity that guarantees highest quality of the tree. Pruning requierements Some palms only retain those leaves which are no longer functional for a lwtania time, soon dropping them and thus not requiring pruning.

Red Latan Palm Tree – Latania lontaroides

This is a truly heat-loving palm and tends to suffer in areas that remain cool for a long time inland So Cal for example. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon. Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, lonntaroides will be updated as soon as possible.

The Red Latan Palm Tree can also grow indoors. Rough-toothed dolphin Steno bredanensis.

As an adult I can’t tell it apart from a Blue Latan Palm- both have grey leaves and looks sort of lntaroides anemic Bismarckias. Palm species most used indoors. Frequency in gardens Frequency of this species in the gardens of south-west Europe.


Latania lontaroides – Wikipedia

Photo by Geoff Stein. Common names Local names used for this palm.

Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. X Close Link to this lontaeoides Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Trunck of the Red Latan turn black when older, and rather smooth not rough, unlike the yellow or blue variety.

Share this image — Hide sharing options. A dioecious species, male and female flowers are found on separate plants 5. The minimum temperature this palm tree can withstand when mature enough is 20F. Diameter of the trunk Width or diameter which the trunk of the palm normally lontaroidees when it is adult.

Latania lontaroides

Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. This page has been accessed 23, times. The mature trunk is gray, smooth and slightly swollen at the base. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in.

Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Salt tolerance Low indicates that the palm does not tolerate salinity.