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Family: APOCYNACEAE 

 Pachypodium namaquanum
 
  
Author:  Friedrich Martin Josef Welwitsch 1869
Family:  Apocynaceae
Habitat:  Half Men's Pass, Richtersveld, South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  25 centimetres
Height:  3 meters
Flower:  Green/Dark Purple
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Halfmens, Half a man, Club Foot, Elephant's Trunk
Synonyms:  Adenium namaquanum Wyley ex Harvey
This column are South African plants.

   This member of the Apocynaceae  family was described by Friedrich Martin Josef Welwitsch in 1869. It is only found in a small area, called "The Half Men's Pass" in Richtersveld, South Africa. It grows on the steep hills with little water and lots of sun. The stem will grow up to 25 centimetres in diameter and reach a height of three meters. The flowers are green with a dark purple inside.

This is a winter grower.

This column are Namibian plants.