Red Latan Palm
Scientific Name: Latania lontaroides (Gaertn.) Moore
Latania lontaroides

Size: Slowly up to 40 feet (12 m) to 16 feet in diameter (5 m)
Min. Temperature: 28F (-2C)
Water Requirements: Regular water
Sun Requirements: Full sun
Origin: Reunion Island
Germination: Easy when fresh
Leaf: Costapalmate, 8 to 24 Young leaves have a reddish coloration., armed leafstems wth wool and wax at the bottom.
Trunk: Gray, lightly ringed, swollen base, 8 inches (20 cm).
Flower: Flower stalk coming from among the leaves, 3 to 6 feet long 0.9 to 1.8 m).
Fruit: brownish green. 2 inches long (5 cm). plum shaped.
Seed: round at one end, pointed at the other..

Almost extinct in its natural habitat.


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