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 Pachypodium densiflorum
Author:  John Gilbert Baker, 1886
Family:  Apocynaceae
Origin:  Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  30 centimetres
Height:  90 centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Pachypodium brevicalyx Pichon, 1949.

Flower by: Ferdinand Poilodan.

Two nice wild plants, taken by: Ferdinand Poilodan.

   This member of the Apocynaceae  family was described by John Gilbert Baker in 1886. It is found on Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The stem will grow up to 30 centimetres in diameter and reach a height of 90 centimetres. 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 name means 'densely flowered'. Not the ones I have seen....