Latania lontaroides

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Latania lontaroides


Taxonavigation: Arecales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Arecales

Familia: Arecaceae
Subfamilia: Coryphoideae
Tribus: Borasseae
Subtribus: Lataniinae
Genus: Latania
Species: Latania lontaroides


Latania lontaroides (Gaertn.) H.E.Moore, 1963


  • Basionym
    • Cleophora lontaroides Gaertn., Fruct. Sem. Pl. 2: 185 (1791).
  • Heterotypic
    • Latania borbonica Lam., Encycl. 3: 427 (1792).
    • Latania commersonii J.F.Gmel., Syst. Nat. ed. 13[bis]: 1035 (1792).
    • Latania rubra Jacq., Fragm. Bot.: 13 (1800).
    • Livistona borbonica (Lam.) B.S.Williams, Choice Stove Orn.-Leav. Pl.: 229 (1870).
    • Latania plagicoma Comm. ex Balf.f. in J.G.Baker, Fl. Mauritius: 381 (1877), not validly publ.
    • Latania vera Voss, Vilm. Blumengärtn. ed. 3, 1: 1148 (1895), pro syn.
    • Cleophora commersonii (J.F.Gmel.) O.F.Cook, Natl. Hort. Mag. 20: 52 (1941).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Western Indian Ocean
      • Runion

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


  • Moore, H.E., 1963. Principes; Journal of the (International) Palm Society. Miami, Fl, Lawrence, KS 7:85.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Red latan palm
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