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Latan palm
Red Latan Palm
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Subfamily: Coryphoideae
Tribe: Borasseae
Genus: Latania
Comm. ex Juss.

Cleophora Gaertn.

Latania commonly known as Latan palm or Latania palm is a genus of flowering plant in the palm tree family, native to islands in the western Indian Ocean.[1][2]

Latania contains the following species:

  1. Latania loddigesii Mart. - (Blue Latan Palm) from Mauritius
  2. Latania lontaroides (Gaertn.) H.E.Moore - (Red Latan Palm) from Réunion
  3. Latania verschaffeltii Lem. - (Yellow Latan Palm) from Rodrigues Island


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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