ISI 2003-35. Pachypodium cactipes K. Schum

Pachypodium rosulatum var. rosulatum was offered by the ISI recently (ISI 98-56). P. cactipes may merely represent a southerly form of the P. rosulatum complex but for now it is preferred to recognize it as a distinct species until further research clarifies its affinities. Its rich green glossy foliage, showy yellow flowers and ease of culture make it one of the more rewarding of the genus. HBG 89156, from controlled pollination of plants collected Dec. 16, 1996, by Röösli & Hoffmann (7796) E of Fort Dauphin, Tolanaro, Madagascar. $7.50.

Correction, published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal Vol. 76 (2), March - April, 2004

According to Röösli, this is in fact P. cactipes, a southerly ally of the P. rosulatum complex.

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Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 75 (2), March - April, 2003