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.
|Author: ||J.Costantin &
D. Marie Bois, 1907
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.