et all, 2014|
Mandoto, Central Madagascar|
Yellow - Orange|
This member of the
was given this name by Petr Pavelka, Prokes, Vítězslav Vlk John Jacob Lavranos,
Ivo Žídek and Perle Ramavovololona in 2014. It is found around Mandoto in
central Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots
of sun. The caudex can grow to 40 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 40 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow to orange.
The genera name from Greek; pachys;
'thick' and Greek podion; 'small foot' for the thick caudiciform
trunk, formed by some species. "The specific epithet enigmaticum
was chosen to indicate that this plant remained a mystery whilst in
cultivation at Alfred’s nursery, a problem that was only solved after long
and painstaking field work".