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Pachypodium lamerei

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Author: Emmanuel Drake del Castillo, 1899
Family:  APOCYNACEAE
Origin:  Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  30 centimetres
Height:  5 metres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Pachypodium ramosum Costantin & Bois, 1907. Pachypodium rutenbergianum fo. lamerei Poiss. 1924. Pachypodium menabeum Leandri, 1934. Pachypodium champenoisianum Boiteau, 1942.
This member of the Apocynaceae family was described by Emmanuel Drake del Castillo in 1899. It is found on Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow up to 30 centimetres in diameter and five meters height. The flowers are white. 

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 Monsieur Lamére, a French custom officer.