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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During spring, the Red Latan Palm produces small yellow flowers that grow in clusters on 6ft long inflorescence that emerge from among the leaves.
Crownshaft Sometimes at the base of the leaves, there is a marked thickening around the trunk of the palm. Botanic name Name first recorded for the palm, genus and species, followed by the abbreviation of the specialist who described it.
Large, palmate, or pontaroides, leaves create a rounded crown ft across. Endangered – The species has declined in extent through increasing agriculture and settlement.
Red Latan Palm Tree – Latania lontaroides
This page was last modified This is a truly heat-loving palm and tends to suffer in areas that remain cool for a longaroides time inland So Cal for example. Salt tolerance Low indicates that the palm does not tolerate salinity. Already germinating after 1 week sown after soaking it in water for 3 lontaroidess just the root, no leafs after some weeks or more than a month.
The white tender seed taste like coconut.
Use inside Some palms are an excellent addition to home decor being in little need of light, water or humidity. At the moment am experiencing it from seeds which i myself confused for being Yellow Latania but instead it was the Red one the rarer of the 3! Latania lontaroides has spectacular reddish leaves and red leafstalks when young.
Blue latan palm Latania loddigesii. Less than 30 cm. Glossary Endemic A species or lontarlides group that is only found in one particular country or geographic area. Drought resistance In this guide, the palm species are classified according to their drought resistance and tolerance to dry environments. Others are a good choice providing humidity and light are not lontaroidds. X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below.
Trunk is smooth, woody, about 10 inches in diameter, lightly ringed by the scars from the fallen fronds.
I has been grown successfully along the coast in So Cal, but is very slow here, taking up to 15 years to lose its juvenile colors which is actually a good thing and start to form a trunk. Difficulty transplanting One of the advantages of palms is that large specimens can be transplanted with ease, a large rootball not being necessary, being able to fully recover within a year or a year and a half. Diameter of the trunk Width or diameter which the trunk of the palm normally reaches when it is adult.
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Latania lontaroides – Palmpedia – Palm Grower’s Guide
There are no known conservation measures in place for the red latan palm, but this species is cultivated as an ornamental palm around the world 2 4. Share this image — Hide sharing options. The surface of each leaf is covered with latznia whitish, waxy deposit, providing a silvery appearance to the palm.
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Fruit is brownish green, fleshy, inches long, with a single seed inside. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Help us share the wonders of the natural world.
Red latan palm Latania lontaroides. Latania is a lontariodes of 3 species, native to the Mascarene Islands.
Your email address will not be published. This once common palm, has declined in extent and abundance lontaaroides to increasing agriculture and the expansion of human settlements 1.
Seed is round at one end but pointed at the other. Red Latan Palm is dioecious, male and female flowers are born on separate plants. It grows best in moist well drained soil.