Alluaudia procera

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Madagascar ocotillo
Alluaudia Procera Ifaty Madagascar.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Didiereaceae
Genus: Alluaudia
Species: A. procera
Binomial name
Alluaudia procera
(Drake) Drake
Synonyms[1]

Didierea procera Drake

Madagascar ocotillo or Alluaudia procera, is a deciduous succulent plant species of the family Didiereaceae. It is endemic to Madagascar.[1] Although strikingly similar in appearance, it is not closely related to the ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens, of North America). Young alluaudias form a tangle of stems that last for several years after which a strong central stem develops. The basal stems then die out leaving a tree-like stem that branches higher up on the main trunk.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre (1998). Alluaudia procera. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 11 May 2006.