|Author: ||J. Costantin &
D. Marie Bois, 1907
This member of the
Apocynaceae family was described by Julien Noël Costantin
and Désiré Georges Jean Marie Bois in
1907. It is found in south-western Madagascar, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The stem will grow up
to 50 centimetres in diameter and six meters high. The flowers are
white and yellow.
genera name from Greek; pachys; 'thick' and Greek podion;
'small foot' for the thick caudiciform trunk, formed by some
species. The species name after Claude Gay, 1800-1873, a French
botanist and traveller.
the wild plants on this page are from an area just outside Etrobeke.