Pachypodium succulentum is a species of flowering plant in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae, that is native to southern Africa, specifically Lesotho and South Africa. It’s common name include “succulent pachypodium”, “crater pachypodium”, “Madagascar palm”.
Pachypodium succulentum is a species of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae, native to southern Africa. It is commonly called the Madagascar palm because of its superficial resemblance to a palm, but it is not closely related to the true palms (family Arecaceae).
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The Pachypodium genus consists of 20 species, some but not all are succulent. They are referred to as “Madagascar Palm” because of their palm like appearance. However, they are not palms at all. They are closely related to the Periwinkle family and sometimes share similar colors. The three most common Pachypodiums in cultivation include suckulents Pachypodium lactelatum and Pachypodium lealii, and the spiny non-suckulent Pachypodium lamerei.
Pachypodium is a genus of flowering plants in the dogbane family. There are approximately 20 species, all endemic to Madagascar. They include succulent tree-like species as well as shrubby species and lithophytic (growing in cracks of rocks) epiphytic species that grow on trees.