Latania loddigesii

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Figure 1. L. loddigesii



Chamaerops excelsior, Latania glaucophylla

Common Names:

Blue Latan Palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Open forest on the Mascarene Island of Round Island.


A very attractive solitary, blue leaved fan palm, to about 8m tall.


Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Tolerates full sun from a very young age. A very tough and adaptable plant. The easiest to grow of the Latanias

Figure 2. L. loddigesii
Figure 3. L. loddigesii with inflorescences.

Contributed by:

Ffeuillade (Figure 1&3)
Wal (Figure 2)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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