This member of the
Apocynaceae family was described by Julien Noël Costantin
and Désiré Georges Jean Marie Bois in
1907. It is found on Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow up to 40 centimetres
in diameter, the whole plant will reach one to three meters in
height. The flowers are dark pink.
|Author: ||J. Costantin
& D.G.J. M. Bois, 1907
Pachypodium windsorii Poiss. 1922
The genera name from Greek;
pachys; 'thick' and Greek podion; 'small foot' for the
thick caudiciform trunk, formed by some species. The species is
named after Richard Baron, 1847-1907, a British botanist and
missionary in Madagascar.