Blue latan palm (Latania loddegesii)
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Species: Latania loddegesii
Common Name: Blue latan palm
Status: Endangered, IUCN Red List
Artist: Monika deVries Gohlke
Artist Home Country: United States
This palm, found only in Mauritius, an island nation east of Madagascar, has suffered due to the introduction of invasive non-native plant and animal species, and conversion of its habitat for agriculture. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental.
A specimen of Blue latan palm (Latania loddegesii) from the museum's herbarium collection: