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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Frequency in gardens Frequency of this species in the gardens of south-west Europe. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon.

Latania lontaroides – Pacsoa

Photo by Kris Archar. Others are a good choice providing humidity and light are not poor. Red latan palm threats This once common palm, has declined in extent and abundance due to increasing agriculture and the expansion of human settlements 1.

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Latania lontaroides – Palmpedia – Palm Grower’s Guide

Seed is round at one end but pointed at the other. This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. They are easy and satisfying to grow, not fussy and will flourish in a wide range of frost-free, warmer climates. They form a crown of m lonharoides diameter. Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image.

Red Latan Palm Tree – Latania lontaroides

It is in danger of extinction where it comes from. Other palms, depending on conditions of humidity and strength of winds where they live, may retain dead leaves, or the base latwnia their petioles, on the trunk for many years.

Trunk is smooth, woody, about 10 inches in diameter, lightly ringed by the scars from the fallen fronds. Less than 50 cm. The leaves are lotaroides and worn by a petiole of Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world.

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. All of their palm trees are properly grown and acclimatized to the correct hardiness zone.


Large, palmate, or fan-shaped, leaves create a rounded crown ft across. Slow indicates annual trunk growth of less than 30 cm. lontarroides

Medium difficulty and others still, on the contrary, may need over two years to recover from being transplanted Greater difficulty. It is native to the Island of Reunion where they are being threatened to extinction.

Crownshaft Sometimes at the latajia of the leaves, there is a marked thickening around the trunk of the palm. Red Latania is from the Mascaregne islands, precisely from Reunion Island approx. Red Latania on left and Blue on right. Other palms have flowers of both sexes on different plants dioicous plants.

During spring, the Red Latan Palm produces small yellow flowers that grow in clusters on 6ft long inflorescence that emerge from among the leaves.

Less than 6 m. Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Rodents of Unusual Size. The Red Latan Palm Tree can also grow indoors.