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 Blue version is easiest to obtain. Downloaded on 30 August The wooly scales on the underside of Latania loddigesii leaves are pale, not dark cinnamon-colored as in Bismarkia nobilis, and the seeds of Latania are enclosed in sculpted pyrenes lodigesii a peach seed inside a pitunlike those of Bismarkia.
Blue latan palm regenerating in natural habitat. Plant it in an area where you would like to attract attention.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Yellowish staminate and pistillate flowers grow on separate palms. Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Though they start out as exceptionally colorful palms with a lot of bright red, yellow, green, orange, and blue as seedlings, they all sort of turn to a grey color as they age.
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A very tough and adaptable plant. Fruits are oblong up to 2. Sunshine coast, Queensland, Australia. It is a plant of great ornamental value either as a single specimen or in groups.
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Blue Latan Palm
Photo by Paul Craft. Back to Arecaceae index. 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. 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 loddigesiu hastula is flat and somewhat arrow-shaped.
Scientific name Latania loddigesii Mart. This plant has been said to grow in the following regions: While young plants have beautiful red petioles and leaf margins, mature plants produce a compact crown of very leathery, stiff, blue fan leaves with leafstalks covered in loxdigesii, white wool.
Symmetrical, quite open ,5 m in diameter, frond arranged in spiral Leaves: This species has a sculptured fruit endocarp pit containing a smooth seed. Synonyms Cleophora loddigesii Mart. Latania lontaroides Red Latan Palm has reddish petiole, leaf margins and veins.
Blue latan palm leaves with Mauritius day gecko eggs. If it is too narrow, germination stops.
This small, slow-growing, solitary palm is closely related and often confused with Bismarckia nobilis from Madagascar. Latania loddigesii is endangered; a few mature specimens survive, but it is by far the most abundant tree species Latania on Round Island. Yellowish staminate and pistillate flowers grow on separate palms. They grow a slender trunk over the years. One vendor has this plant looddigesii sale. There are 3 colors of Latan Palm: When adult, it can bear long drought periods.
Distribution Native to Mascarene Islands. The Blue Latania Latania loddigesii seeds are more nicely patterned and Yellow Latania Latania verschaffeltii seeds are long and thin and the patterns are parallelalso at the bottom it ends like a ” trident ” and the fruits of that are longer and slender than the Blue Latania Phenology: May be confused with Bismarkia nobilis is also a solitary, patania palm with waxy, blue-green costapalmate leaves, but its hastula is asymetrical and spoon-shaped.
Identifying Commonly Cultivated Palms
Adult palms are difficult to tell apart, but as seedlings they are quite differently colored. If it doesn’t get enough magnesium, the leaves take on a rather unhealthy yellow colour. The root system of this species is very sensitive and good sized specimen is extremely difficult to successfully dig and transplant to another location. Latania loddigesii inflorescence with staminate male flowers.
It is susceptible to lethal yellowing disease, and loddiegsii should be used sparingly in the landscape. Blooms appears in spring often along with some of the fruits that are always ripening. Oval about ,5 cm long, glossy grey-green to brown when ripe. The fruits are similar to those of a peach or apricot in that a woody “pit” with a textured surface encloses a smooth, almond-shaped seed. The seedlings are very attractive.
The inch-wide trunks have thick, swollen bases. Larania Aug 3,sashaeffer from Omaha, NE wrote: The surface of each leaf is covered with a whitish, waxy or wooly down, providing a silvery appearance to the palm.
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