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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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Plant it in an area where you would like to attract attention. Views Read View source View history. It is well-suited to seaside locations due to its moderate salt-tolerance, but does a lot better inland then it does on the coast.

Blue Latan Palm

Plants creates very thick roots that grow fast deep into the soil. 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 fruits are similar to those of a peach losdigesii apricot in that a woody “pit” with a textured surface encloses a smooth, almond-shaped seed.

If it doesn’t get enough magnesium, the leaves take on a rather unhealthy yellow colour. It thrives in fairly dry and hot climates, but enjoy also rainy climates and proved to tolerate a wide variety of conditions.

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Two other trees, the Bottle palm Mascarena revaughanii and a Hurricane palm Dictyosperma album both formely numerose are now reduced to very few individuals. All images copyright of the artists and photographers see images for credits. Adult palms are difficult to tell apart, but as seedlings they are quite differently colored. Based on work by Konakid. The seedlings are very attractive. If you cut off more than what will grow annually, you could be left with a pretty bare and bald Palm.


Bismarkia nobilis is lodeigesii a solitary, erect palm with waxy, blue-green costapalmate leaves, but its hastula is asymetrical and spoon-shaped.

Mauritius Day Gecko on top. The seeds are divided in 3 at the bottom like a “trident”. Blue lodigesii palm regenerating in natural habitat. It likes fertile, sandy soil, loddigesui is adaptable to different soil type clay; loam; slightly alkaline or acidic and grows even in poor lands, provided they are well drained. The leaf color is a pale waxy blue to blue-green with dense, pale, wooly floccose tomentum on loddiyesii underside.

Genera Palmarum – Evolution and Classification of the Palms. The three to six-foot-long flower stalks are present among the leaves in spring and some of the glossy brown, two-inch-wide fruits are always ripening. In loddigwsii 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.

After a few days the sinker turns into the soil again and checks the soil. 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. The leaf sheath splits to form a V-shape below the petiole. Fortunately they are all pretty common in cultivation and can easily be obtained from most palm specialty nurseries.

However, in Southern California, these palms are so incredibly slow that it takes lpddigesii for them to lose their brilliant juvenile coloration making them extraordinary landsape palms for those warmest areas.

Its very neat appearance makes it perfect near highways and used to accent residential landscapes.

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Single, upright, up to 25 cm in diameter, m tall, dark grey, marked by irregular, slightly raised, reddish scars of the fallen latahia leaves and with a noticeable thick, swollen base and narrows upward, like a bottle. Inflorescences with male flowers shorter to 1 m long and have more branches than those with female flowers to 2 m long.

Synonyms Cleophora loddigesii Mart. 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 Blue loddiesii is easiest to obtain. The surface of each leaf is covered with a whitish, waxy or wooly down denser on the undersideproviding loddigeaii bluish-grey silvery appearance to the palm.

Photo by Paul Latzias. Latania likes deep soil.

The inch-wide trunks have thick, swollen bases. Latania loddigesii is a solitary, erect palm with undulating leaf scars; waxy, blue-green costapalmate leaves; and a triangular or arrow-shaped hastula. Yellowish staminate and pistillate flowers grow on separate palms.

Culture in containers is possible although loddigrsii rates are slower. Additional comments Occasionally cultivated in Hawaii. If it is too narrow, germination stops.

The surface of each leaf is covered with a whitish, waxy or wooly down, providing a silvery appearance to the palm. Cook See all synonyms of Latania loddigesii. Feminine inflorescence are longer up to 2 m long and simpler.

Latania loddigesii

Photo by timrann – Mauritius Island. Back to Latania index. They grow a slender trunk over the years. I happen to have all 3 colors as small palms. Downloaded on 21 August Post a comment about this plant.