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The flower by Grootscholten.

Author:  Lavranos & Rapanarivo, 1997
Family:  APOCYNACEAE
Origin:  Western Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum-Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  15 centimetres
Height:  30-50 centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Pachypodium rosulatum subsp. bicolor Jonas M. Lüthy, 2004
This member of the  Apocynaceae was given this name by John Jacob Lavranos and S.H.J.V. Rapanarivo in 1997. It grows in western Madagascar in a well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to fifteen centimetres in diameter, the branches will grow op to 50 centimetres long. The flowers are yellow.

The genera name from Greek; pachys; 'thick' and Greek podion; 'small foot' for the thick caudiciform trunk, formed by some species. The species means 'two coloured'.