6681.000 Pachypodium Lindl.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees with succulent stems and milky latex, bearing ternate spines at each node. Leaves alternate or spiral. Inflorescence of terminal cymes; flowers showy, pink, purple, yellow or partly white. Corolla lobes overlapping to the right. Anthers with only a short terminal appendage. Fruit of 2 carpels. Seeds with an apical coma.

Worldwide: 13 species, mostly Madagascan, and S and SW Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Pachypodium saundersii

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Other sources of information about Pachypodium:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Pachypodium
Flora of Mozambique: Pachypodium

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pachypodium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pachypodium
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pachypodium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pachypodium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pachypodium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Pachypodium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1119, retrieved 2 October 2014

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