Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pachypodium lamerei (Madagascar "Palm")

Pachypodium lamerei as a houseplant, height :1,2 m (4 ft)

Common name : Madagascar "Palm"
Family: Apocynaceae

Pachypodium lamerei is a stem succulent native to Southern Madagascar. It has a thick, spiny gray trunk which can grow up to 4,5 m or 15 ft tall in nature.  Pachypodium lamerei also known as Madagascar Palm, despite in not being a palm at all.