Drake del Castillo, 1899
Pachypodium ramosum, Costantin & Bois, 1907.
Pachypodium rutenbergianum fo. lamerei, Poiss.
Pachypodium menabeum, Leandri, 1934.
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.