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Photo by Olaf Pronk, Madagascar,
Laurette E.U.R.L.

The flower by Sándor Horváth,

Author:  J. Lavranos &  S.. Rapanarivo, 1997
Origin:  Central Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  25 Centimetres
Height:  25  Centimetres
Flower:  White - Cream
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings?
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Pachypodium rosulatum var. eburneum, G. D. Rowley.

This little member of the Apocynaceae family was given this name by John Jacob Lavranos and S.H.J.V. Rapanarivo in 1997. It is only found around Mt. Ibity in the central Madagascar. The caudex can grow to 25 centimetres in diameter, and given sun enough, it won't grow much higher. The flowers are white to cream.

The genera name from Greek; pachys; 'thick' and Greek podion; 'small foot' for the thick caudiciform trunk, formed by some species. The species name means 'ivory white' for the flowers.

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