A.L.P.P. de Candolle, 1844
Elizabeth, South Africa
Belonites bispinosus, E.Mey.
Echites bispinosus, L.f.
Pachypodium glabrum, G.Don.
This member of the
Apocynaceae family was described by Alphonse Louis Pierre
Pyramus de Candolle in 1844. It is
found in Port
Elizabeth, South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow up to 20 centimetres
or more in diameter, the branches will grow up to 120 centimetres in
length. The flowers are pale pink with a darker tube.
The genera name from Greek; pachys; 'thick' and Greek
podion; 'small foot' for the thick caudiciform trunk, formed by
some species. The species means 'two-spined'.