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||Full Sun to Partial Shade
||Late fall or early winter
||Needs excellent drainage in pots
Posted by Baja_Costero
(Baja California - Zone 11b) on Sep 25, 2019 6:49 PM concerning plant:
Recently described low Pachypodium with large, pure yellow flowers from Madagascar. Stems are very low (typically 4-6 inches, rarely higher) and relatively wide (4-16"). Leaves are glabrous. Flowers may reach 2.5 inches wide, with exserted stigmas and long, narrow tubes. They appear in late fall and early winter (June/July) in habitat.
This plant was first identified in cultivation and later found in habitat in one or two locations in central Madagascar. It was described in 2014. It has affinity to the widespread and variable densiflorum, especially var. brevicalyx (whose flowers are much smaller, with a much shorter tube). It can be distinguished from P. brevicaule based on the position of the stigma (exserted, not inserted) and flowering time (fall or early winter, not spring).
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