Pachypodium rutenbergianum

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Pachypodium rutenbergianum
Pachypodium rutenbergianum.JPG
Branches of Pachypodium rutenbergianum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Pachypodium
Species: P. rutenbergianum
Binomial name
Pachypodium rutenbergianum
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[edit]

  • Pachypodium rutenbergianum var. meridionale
  • Pachypodium rutenbergianum var. rutenbergianum
  • Pachypodium rutenbergianum var. sofiense

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

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