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Author: J. Costantin & D. Marie Bois, 1907
Origin:  South-Western Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  50 Centimetres
Height:  6 Meters
Flower:  White - Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Madagascar Palm
Synonyms:  -

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.

The 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.

All the wild plants on this page are from an area just outside Etrobeke.