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 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. A very tough and adaptable plant. This page was latanoa modified Latan Palm makes a striking specimen planting and is well-suited to seaside locations due to its moderate salt-tolerance.
Blue Latan Palm
Loddigfsii species has a sculptured fruit endocarp pit containing a smooth seed. The leaf color is a pale waxy blue to blue-green with dense, pale, wooly floccose tomentum on the underside.
Latania loddigesii is endangered; a few mature specimens survive, but it is by far the most abundant tree species Latania on Round Island. Based on work by Konakid.
Downloaded on 21 August Loddigesiu shade screen patio will provide an excellent environment for young specimens which can eventually be planted in a sunny location. Blue Latan Palm Latania loddigesii. Loddigesik very neat appearance makes it perfect near highways and used to accent residential landscapes.
It is the most vigorous and robust of the three species in the genus and will thrive in a position in full sun in most tropical and frost-free subtropical areas. This small, slow-growing, solitary palm is closely related and often confused with Bismarckia nobilis from Madagascar. It is susceptible to lethal yellowing disease, and so should be used sparingly in the landscape.
Latania loddigesii inflorescence with staminate male flowers.
Identifying Commonly Cultivated Palms
Seed which germinate in about 30 days if fresh and with bottom heat. The seedlings are very attractive. People’s eyes will always be drawn to this plant, no matter where it is planted. The Blue Latan Palm is one of the best ornamental fan palms.
Latania likes deep soil. USDA hardiness zones 10b Aerosol salt tolerance: Additional comments Occasionally cultivated in Hawaii.
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. Since Loddigesoi have become more common in the last 15 years Latanias are no longer commonly planted- just aren’t spectacular enough as adult palms. At seedling it has spinny red margins leaves like the pandanus and blue-gray leaves and light green branches with redish edge.
Habit at Boynton Beach, Florida. Petiole smooth and sharp-edged or armed with minute teeth along lztania margin near its base, and the hastula is flat and somewhat arrow-shaped. Blue latan palm regenerating in natural habitat. 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. The inch-wide trunks have thick, swollen bases. I happen to have all 3 colors as small palms.
May be confused with Bismarkia nobilis is also loddkgesii solitary, erect palm with waxy, blue-green costapalmate leaves, but its hastula is asymetrical loddiegsii spoon-shaped.
It is a very tough and adaptable palm that enjoys sun, heat and dry conditions.
Solitary, upright stems to 10 m tall and up to 25 cm in diameter, bulging at the base of the stem, loddigeesii irregular, slightly raised leaf scar rings on a dark grayish background.
Fruits are oblong up to 2. All images copyright of the artists and photographers see images for credits. Yellowish staminate and pistillate flowers grow on separate palms. Photo by timrann – Mauritius Island. Layania large, very thick and stiff leaves, up to eight feet in diameter, are held aloft on five-foot-long petioles.
Latania loddigesii | Identifying Commonly Cultivated Palms
When they germinate, they create a thick sinker, that often appears on the soil surface first. Be mindful about losdigesii over watering though and make sure in well drained soil. Plant it in an area where you would like to attract attention. Sunshine coast, Queensland, Australia. Adult palms are difficult to tell apart, but as seedlings they are quite differently colored.
Last Updated May idtools. Downloaded on 30 August Quite slow grower and seeds germination about min.
Blue Latan Palm Latania loddigesii
Put each seed latana a mid-sized to large pot 6″ minimum. Latania loddigesii is a solitary, erect palm with undulating leaf scars; waxy, blue-green costapalmate leaves; and a triangular or arrow-shaped hastula. If it doesn’t get enough magnesium, the leaves take on a rather unhealthy yellow colour.
This palm is closely related to the Bismarckia palm from Madagascar. I have tried to grow this Synonyms Cleophora loddigesii Mart.
One vendor has this plant for sale. 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: