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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: L. loddigesii – L.lontaroides – L. verschaffeltii

Latania Comm. ex Juss., 1789

Type Species: Latania borbonica Lam.


Cleophora Gaertn., Fruct. Sem. Pl. 2: 185 (1791).


Commerson, P., 1789. Gen. Pl.: 39


Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Latania in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Dec. 15. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Latania. Published online. Accessed: Dec. 15 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Latania in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Dec. 15. 2018. Latania. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Dec. 15.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Latania in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Vernacular names
English: Latan palm
Latania, commonly known as latan palm or latania palm, is a genus of flowering plant in the palm tree family, native to the Mascarene Islands in the western Indian Ocean.[1][2]

The genus contains three species, one from each of the three major islands (including islets) in the chain. All species have been ranked as Endangered by the IUCN.[3]

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