Pachypodium rutenbergianum


Pachypodium rutenbergianum

Taxobox
name = "Pachypodium rutenbergianum"


image_width = 260px
image_caption = Branches of "Pachypodium rutenbergianum"
regnum = Plantae
divisio = Magnoliophyta
classis = Magnoliopsida
ordo = Gentianales
familia = Apocynaceae
genus = "Pachypodium"
species = "P. rutenbergianum"
binomial = "Pachypodium rutenbergianum"
binomial_authority = Vatke

"Pachypodium rutenbergianum" is a species of "Pachypodium" originated from and native to Madagascar. The plant can reach 3 to 8 m high, and its trunk up to 60 cm in diameter at base. The plant has short branches and 1-cm long spines. Leaves are green and 10 to 15 cm long, 4 cm wide. Its flowers are white.

Varieties

*"Pachypodium rutenbergianum" var. "meridionale"
*"Pachypodium rutenbergianum" var. "rutenbergianum"
*"Pachypodium rutenbergianum" var. "sofiense"

Each of these are considered by many botanists as separate species.

External sources

* [http://www.refer.mg/hala/imra/flore/plancfin/pachypru.html Pachypodium rutenbergianum at www.refer.mg]


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