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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Back to Arecaceae index. Latania loddigesii is endangered; a few mature specimens survive, but it is by far the most abundant tree species Latania on Round Island. It is susceptible to lethal yellowing disease, and so should be used sparingly in the landscape. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in.

Common name blue latan palm. Masculine inflorescences shorter up to 1 m long and more ramified.

Bismarkia nobilis is also a solitary, erect palm with waxy, blue-green costapalmate loddiesii, but its hastula is asymetrical and spoon-shaped. On Jan 23,timrann from Other, Mauritius wrote: When they germinate, they create a thick sinker, that often appears on the soil surface first. Though they start out as exceptionally colorful palms with a lot of bright red, yellow, green, orange, and blue as loddiesii, they all sort of turn to a grey color as they age.

However, in Southern California, these palms are so incredibly slow that it takes decades for them to lose their brilliant juvenile coloration making them extraordinary landsape palms for loedigesii warmest areas. Loddjgesii a perfect fertilizer diet including all micro nutrients and trace elements or slow release fertilizer, but particularly it is needs plentiful of magnesium. Special thanks to Palmweb. Plants creates very thick roots that grow fast deep into the soil.


Solitary, upright stems to 10 m tall and up to 25 cm in diameter, bulging at the base of the stem, with irregular, slightly raised leaf scar rings on a dark grayish background. I happen to have all 3 colors as small palms. Inflorescences with male flowers shorter to 1 m long and have more branches than those with female flowers to 2 m long.

Blue Latan Palm Latania loddigesii

Adult palms are difficult to tell apart, but as seedlings they are quite differently colored. Major references and further lectures 1 Johnson, D. USDA hardiness zones 10b Aerosol salt tolerance: These palms are relatively fast in the tropics and within years are grey.

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. It is a very tough and adaptable palm that enjoys sun, heat and dry conditions. Post a comment about this plant. The leaf color is a pale waxy blue to blue-green with dense, pale, wooly floccose tomentum on the underside. Yellowish staminate and pistillate flowers grow on separate palms. Blue latan palm leaves with Mauritius day gecko eggs.

A very tough and adaptable plant.

Identifying Commonly Cultivated Palms

The Blue version is easiest to obtain. Re-growth of endemic blue latan palm forest after invasive species eradication. Photo by Kip Scientific Classification Genus: It grows often in association with screwpines Pandanus Vandermeschii in the original dry, open, forest between the two tableland in the south of the loddigeisi on barren, rocky slopes and ravines mostly western faced with the apparent lacking of soil.

It can be placed very satisfactorily in situations lataniia a low- growing palm is required. 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. Palms recycle nutrients from dead or dying fronds and use them for healthier fronds.


Native of Mauritius Round Islandnot much left but being recently reintroduced and they seem to be doing fine. NT Botanic Garden, Hawaii. Photo by timrann – Mauritius Island. If it is too narrow, germination stops.

The fruits are fleshy similar to those of a peach or apricot in that a sculptured woody endocarp pit with a encloses smooth almond-shaped seed. In fact all 3 Latanias are very dictinguishable by their there seeds.

Blooms appears in spring often along with some of the fruits that 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. Feminine inflorescence are longer up to 2 m long and simpler.

People’s eyes will loddigesiii be drawn to this plant, no matter where it is planted. Blue latan palm regenerating in natural habitat. 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. There are 3 colors of Latan Palm:

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