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Latania lontaroides

COMMON NAME

Red Latan palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

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. The rounded crown is made up of numerous 6 - 9 ft palmate leaves, while the straight, deep-grey trunk is lined with closely packed rings where the leaf sheaths have fallen away. When young, the stiff leaflets are distinctively tinged with red, hence this palm’s common name, but with age take on a deeper green color.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Endemic to RĂ©union.

NATIVE HABITAT

Cliffs and coastal ravines of the Mascarene Island of Reunion.

WEB SOURCES

palmpedia.net

pacsoa.org

iucnredlist.org



Latania lontaroides