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 Southern Africa.

Zimbabwe: 6 cultivated taxa.

Pachypodium saundersii

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

baronii Constantin & Bois
densiflorum Baker
geayi Constantin & Bois
lamerei DrakeImage
rutenbergianum Vatke
saundersii N.E. Br.Description, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Pachypodium
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Pachypodium

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pachypodium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pachypodium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pachypodium
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pachypodium
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Pachypodium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pachypodium
JSTOR Plant Science: Pachypodium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pachypodium
Plants of the World Online: Pachypodium
Tropicos: Pachypodium
Wikipedia: Pachypodium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Pachypodium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1119, retrieved 23 June 2024

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