Nice one! Photo by
Found this nice plant at
Esteban Suárez de Urbina
Chapman's picture of his plant.
From a German botanical
which I doubt!
Urs Eggli, 1995
This member of the Anacardiaceae
family was described by Urs Eggli in 1995. It is found in a small
area outside Toliara. It prefer a well drained soil, some water and
lots of sun. The stem, or actually; caudex will grow from fifteen to
centimetres in diameter, the whole plant will reach one meter in
height. The flowers are yellowish green.
The genera name from Latin
operculum; 'little lid' and Greek karyum; 'nut',
referring to the lidded, nut-like seeds. The species name from Greek
pachys; 'thick' and Greek pous; 'foot'.
A. Randrianasolo & P. P.
Lowry, 2006: "This species most closely resembles (and is often
confused with) O. decaryi, but can readily be distinguished
by the distinctive zig-zag pattern of its branches".