PlantsPachypodiumsPachypodium enigmaticum

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late fall or early winter
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Goes Dormant

Comments:
Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Sep 25, 2019 6:49 PM

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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