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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So i could say it is in fact very easy, also i collected the seeds myself and very fresh ones. Notify me of new posts by email. Other palms have flowers of both sexes on different plants dioicous plants. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in.

Less than 3 m. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Red Latan Palm is dioecious, male and female flowers are born on separate plants. This once common palm, has declined in extent and abundance due to increasing agriculture and the expansion of human settlements 1.

Red Latan Palm Tree – Latania lontaroides

Total height The height that the species can reach, in good cultivation conditions, in gardens of south-west Europe. Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions. Less than 15 m. It has beautiful palm trees at discounted prices and offers a Free Shipping. 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.


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Latania lontaroides has spectacular reddish leaves and red leafstalks when young. Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox.

Growth rate Speed at which the palm species grow in the gardens of southeast Europe in good cultivation conditions. The red palm latan can ,ontaroides 12 m height but grows quite slowly.

Latania lontaroides

Timber Press, Portland, Oregon. Hoping to see leaves coming in a couple of weeks time. Sown just 14 months ago, now bearing it’s 5th leaf. Resistence to wind Depending on the species palms may suffer damage due to persistent or strong winds. 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.

Now sprouting after 2 months and half months. A Guide to Identification and Cultivation. Latania is a genus of 3 species, native to the Mascarene Islands.

Red Latan Palm Tree – Latania lontaroides

Somali pigeon Columba oliviae. Large, palmate, or fan-shaped, leaves create a rounded crown ft across. 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.

Retrieved from ” http: Less than 50 cm. In fact, they are easier to sprout than the other 2 Llntaroides.

Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. 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.


It is in danger of extinction where it comes from. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon. Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Trunck of the Red Latan turn black when older, and rather smooth not rough, unlike the yellow or blue variety. Latania lontaroides or Latania lontarodes Common names: This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible.

Latania lontaroides – Pacsoa

Slow indicates annual trunk growth of less than 30 cm. Genera Palmarum – Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Photo by timrann – Mauritius Island. Origin Place in the world where this species spontaneously appears. The red latan palm is an attractive, medium to large, fan palm restricted to a small strip of coastline on a single island in the southern Indian Ocean.

This page was last modified Drought resistance In this guide, the palm species are classified according to their drought resistance and tolerance to dry environments.

Already germinating after 1 week sown after soaking it in water for 3 days just the root, no leafs after some weeks or more than a month. All of their palm trees are properly grown and acclimatized to the correct hardiness zone.

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