Pachypodium lameri Drake  CITES App. II

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Distribution:  Madagascar

Description:  Pachypodium lameri is a succulent, spiny tree that can reach 8 meters in height.  The stems are covered with numerous spines.  Leaves are dark green in colour, between 15-20cm in length, leaves linear in shape, leaves are dense at the apex.  Apex branches into 2-3 branches after flowering.

Flower:  Attractive assymetrical petals,   the flowers are white.  The seed pods look similiar to the seed "horns" of asclepiads.

Propagation:  Seeds and cuttings.

Cultivation:  The following cultivation tips are for Kleinzee, NCape, ZA.   Under UV deck (UV protected clear greenhouse plastic), more than average water, little in winter.

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Photographer: Etwin Aslander of Selecta Succulents - Plant/Seed Source

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