Photo from Palkowitschia.cz.
The flowers by Charles Rakotovao,
The fruits by Patrice Antilahimena,
The habitat and a large plant from
|Author: ||Wilhelm Vatke, 1885|
Sand - Mix|
Pachypodium meridionale, Pichon.|
Pachypodium rutenbergianum var. perrieri Poiss.
Pachypodium rutenbergianum var.
This member of the
was given this name by Wilhelm Vatke in 1885. It is found in all the way from
the north to the south of the western Madagascar, growing in a sand or
another well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The trunk can grow to
30-60 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
from three to eight metres in 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 is named after Christian Rutenberg, 1851-1878, a German explorer and botanical collector.