Latania verschaffeltii

Synonymy: Latania aurea Hort. Distribution: Rodriguez Island (Mascarenes)
Common names: Yellow latan palm Conservation status: Endangered

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Latania verschaffeltii is native to the Mascarene Islands. This sun-loving palm needs excellent drainage and will survive in warm temperate to subtropical areas. Male and female trees are needed to get fertile seeds. The seeds germinate with in two to four months and each fruit contains one to three seeds.

Top photo courtesy and copyright 1998, Alix & Magdeleine Hoareau, ParcAPalm. Bottom photo courtesy and copyright 1998, Mike Maxson, Palms of the World.

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