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Author: J.M.H.A. Perrier de la Bāthie, 1934
Origin:  Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  10-50 Centimetres
Height:  2-8 Metres
Flower:  White - Pale Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Pachypodium rutenbergianum var. perrieri Poiss. 1924.
Pachypodium rutenbergianum
var. sofiense Poiss. 1924.

This member of the Apocynaceae  family was given this name by Joseph Marie Henry Alfred Perrier de la Bāthie in 1934. It is found on Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The stem can grow from ten to 50 centimetres in diameter, and the plant can reach a height from two to eight metres. The flowers are white to pale yellow.

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 a Sofia, the river in the north-western Madagascar.

Photo by Baja Costero,