Family Name: Arecaceae (Palmae). Synonyms: Acanthophoenix dendroformis, Latania glaucophylla. Common Names: Blue Latan Palm. Latania loddigesii. Blue Latan Palm. The Blue Latan Palm is one of the best ornamental fan palms. While young plants have beautiful red petioles and leaf. Latania loddigesii is endangered; a few mature specimens survive, but it is by far the most abundant tree species Latania on Round Island. The number of young.
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The seeds are divided in 3 at the bottom like a “trident”. A very tough and adaptable plant. Back to Palms And Cycads Encyclopedia index.
Blue Latan Palm
The fruits are fleshy similar to those of a peach or apricot in that a sculptured woody endocarp lodigesii with a encloses smooth almond-shaped seed. May be confused with Bismarkia nobilis is also a solitary, erect palm with waxy, blue-green costapalmate leaves, but its hastula is asymetrical and spoon-shaped.
The three to six-foot-long flower stalks are present among the lataniw in spring and some of the glossy brown, two-inch-wide fruits are always ripening.
The leaf sheath splits to form a V-shape below the petiole, the petiole is smooth and sharp-edged or armed with minute teeth along the margin near its base, and the hastula is flat and somewhat arrow-shaped.
This one has all the colors and is probably the most commonly planted of the three. Back to Arecaceae index. Blooms appears in spring often along with some of the fruits that are always ripening. Photo by Kip Scientific Classification Genus: Downloaded on 21 August Latania lontaroides Red Latan Palm has reddish petiole, leaf margins and veins.
Blue Latan Palm Latania loddigesii
If it doesn’t get enough magnesium, the leaves take on a rather unhealthy yellow colour. Arecaceae ar-ek-AY-see-ee Info Genus: When adult, it can bear long drought periods.
On Jan 23,timrann from Other, Mauritius wrote: Its very neat appearance makes it perfect near highways and used to accent residential landscapes. It is a very tough and adaptable palm that enjoys sun, heat and dry conditions.
The Red Latania Latania lontaroides is in fact the easier and quicker to sprout than the 2 others and the seeds are thick and short with little patterns.
Palms recycle nutrients from dead or dying fronds and use them for healthier fronds. Flower not showy creamy-white to yellowish-brown.
Prefers full sun from a very young age but will tolerate half day sun. It grows often in association with screwpines Pandanus Vandermeschii in the original dry, open, forest between the two tableland in the south of the island on barren, rocky slopes and loddigesiu mostly western faced with the apparent lacking of soil. Genera Palmarum – Evolution and Classification of the Palms. The Blue Latan Palm is one of the best ornamental fan palms.
Photograph courtesy of Mariana P. Since Bismarckias have become more common in the last 15 years Latanias are no longer commonly planted- just aren’t spectacular enough as adult palms. If you cut off more than what will grow annually, you could be left with a pretty bare and bald Palm.
It is well-suited to seaside locations due to its moderate salt-tolerance, but does a lot better inland then it does on laatania coast. In areas where summer rain is prevalent, it seems to put on rapid growth with this ample water, but it does not want to sit in continually wet, mucky soil.
Identifying Commonly Cultivated Palms
The leaf sheath splits to form a V-shape below the petiole, the petiole is smooth and sharp-edged or armed with minute teeth along the margin near its base, and the hastula is flat and somewhat arrow-shaped. Usually slow but relatively fast in favourable tropical climates. Tolerates full sun from a very young age. Cook Latania glaucophylla Hort.
The Blue Latania Latania loddigesii seeds are more nicely patterned and Yellow Latania Latania loddibesii seeds are long and thin and the patterns are loddgiesiialso at the bottom it ends like a ” trident ” and the fruits of that are longer and slender than the Blue Latania Phenology: Blue latan palm leaves with Mauritius day gecko eggs.
Mauritius Day Gecko on top. Bismarkia nobilis is also a solitary, lqtania palm with waxy, blue-green costapalmate leaves, but its hastula is asymetrical and spoon-shaped. Seed which germinate in about 30 days if fresh and with bottom heat.
When they germinate, they create a thick sinker, that often appears on the soil surface first. A shade screen patio will provide an excellent environment for young specimens which can eventually be planted in a sunny location. It is susceptible to lethal yellowing disease, and so should be used sparingly in the landscape.