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Family: APOCYNACEAE 

 Pachypodium mikea
 

Photo from Arid Lands Greenhouses.

  
Author:  Jonas M. Lüthy 2005
Family:  Apocynaceae
Habitat:  Toliara; Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  35 centimetres
Height:  6 metres
Flower:  White/Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Pachypodium geayi var. mikea ?

Photo from Baobabs.com.

   This member of the Apocynaceae family was given this name by Jonas M. Lüthy in 2005. It is found near Toliara on  Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The swollen stem can grow to 35 centimetres or more in diameter, and reach a height of six metres. The large flowers are white with a yellow throat.

IPNI has Pachypodium as members of the Brassicaceae family.