how it look a bit larger.
Huge plant in Kirstenbosch
This member of the Apocynaceae family was first described by Nicholas
Edward Brown in
1892. It is found in Southern Africa, growing in summertime in a
well-drained soil with some water in summer, can do with some sun and
stands lots of sun. The caudex gets 30 centimetres, the stems reaches
one meter. The flowers are white, and it can only be reproduced by seeds.
I found mine in Tokkerup in 2003.
Pachypodium saundersii was
named after a botanist who found it in South Africa in the late 1800's.
'Pachypodium' means 'thick foot', referring to the thickened stem or