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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Minimum temperature Minimum temperature at which an adult plant can survive the winter. Closed brain coral Leptoria phrygia. The surface of each leaf lontariides covered with a whitish, waxy deposit, providing a silvery appearance to the palm. It grows best in moist well drained soil. So it is not so red as those from their native Reunion Island. Less than 15 m. Frequency in gardens Frequency of this species in the laatania of south-west Europe.

Medium difficulty and others still, on the contrary, may need over two years to recover from being transplanted Greater difficulty. The red latan palm is a relatively hardy species with a high salt tolerance latznia.

Latania lontaroides – Palmpedia – Palm Grower’s Guide

Common names Local names used for this palm. Will tolerate short periods of 28 F. Less than 30 cm. Low difficulty Others may require a few more months to settle lontadoides in their new position.

Latania lontaroides

This species is featured in: Salt tolerance Low indicates that the palm does not tolerate salinity. The tree species are easily distinguishable especially when young by the colour of the leafstalks for which they are named.

Photo by Geoff Stein. In Habitat, Reunion Island – Latannia Medium indicates a trunk growth of between 30 and 90 cm. Rodents of Unusual Size. Help us share the wonders of the natural world.


Timber Press, Portland, Oregon. It measures up to 25 cm in diameter and exhibits rings which are the scars of fallen leaves.

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It is native to the Island of Reunion where they are being threatened to extinction. During spring, the Red Latan Palm produces small yellow flowers that grow in clusters on 6ft long inflorescence that emerge from among the leaves. All images copyright of the artists and photographers see images for credits.

Pruning requierements Some palms only retain those leaves which are no longer functional for a short time, soon dropping them and thus not requiring pruning. Latania lontaroides has spectacular reddish leaves and red leafstalks when young.

Total height The height that the species can reach, in good cultivation conditions, in gardens of south-west Europe.

Genera Palmarum – Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Hoping to see leaves coming in a couple of weeks time. 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. Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible.

Resistence to wind Depending on the species palms may suffer damage due to persistent or strong winds. Lontaroires prevent nutritional deficiency, apply good quality palm fertilizer that has continuous release formula twice a year during growing season.

Red Latan Palm Tree – Latania lontaroides

Less than 6 m. Stiff leaves are suppored by large armed stems ft long. The Latan Palms are from the Mascarene Islands and are nearly extinct. Botanic name Name first recorded for the palm, lontafoides and species, followed by the abbreviation of the specialist who described it. Notify me of new posts by email.


Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. An excellent example of how red it could be when young. I have yet to see a mature Latania lontaroides in all of California, so there may be difficulties encountered later in life, too, since many hundreds have been tried. Left to right; the fruit, the fruit peels, and the white tender seeds when completely peeled.

Retrieved from ” http: A dioecious species, male and female flowers are found on separate plants. I also had mistaken this specimen for a yellow latania.

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. As an adult I can’t tell it apart from a Blue Latan Palm- both have grey leaves and looks sort of like anemic Bismarckias.

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If you are lontarodies to help please contact: Trunking with a bulbous base and losing it’s red colouration. Use inside Some palms are an excellent addition to home decor being in little need of light, water or humidity.

Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Photo by timrann – Mauritius Island. Not commonly found in Mauritiusthough easier or less difficult than the 2 others Blue from Mauritius and Round Island and yellow from Rodrigues The Red one latamia also often confused with Blue or Yellow Latania here.

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