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Family: APOCYNACEAE 

 Pachypodium saundersii
 
  
Author:  Nicholas Edward Brown 1892
Family:  Apocynaceae
Habitat:  Southern Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  50 centimetres
Height:  1 meter
Flower:  White - Light Rose
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  -
Got it from:  Tokkerup, Danmark
Year:  2003
This column is from Swaziland


Only 30 cm caudex


50 cm caudex


The habitat in northern Swaziland


The flowers are a bit rose or pink


50 cm caudex


40 cm caudex and fat stems

   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 50 centimetres, the stems reaches one meter and a half. The flowers are white to light rose, 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 caudex.

I found two populations in northern Swaziland. Both on exposed sandstone, and reaching 50 centimetres in diameter fro the caudex. The flowers were light rose.

Photo by Ferdinand Poilodan.

This is how it look a bit larger. 

Huge plant in Kirstenbosch BG, ZA.