Latania verschaffeltii

Latania verschaffeltii

Latania verschaffeltii

(Yellow latan palm)

FAMILY

Arecaceae

Species

Latania verschaffeltii

Common name

Yellow latan palm

Fruit colour; life form

Greenish-brown; palm

Campus

Townsville

Description

This palm from the Mascarene Islands has a trunk to 15 m long, the petioles and leaf bases are covered with a dense, white wool and scurf, particularly on the lower surface of the petiole. The veins in young leaves and also the petiole are orange-coloured. Fruit greenish-brown to 6 cm long.