Pachypodium saundersii

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Pachypodium saundersii
Pachypodium saundersii - Lundi Star - desc-mature plant.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Pachypodium
Species: P. saundersii
Binomial name
Pachypodium saundersii

Pachypodium saundersii, the Kudu Lily, is a succulent plant belonging to the Apocynaceae family.

It is found naturally in Southern Africa, on the Lebombo Mountains and other areas in KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Swaziland.

It is usually a small, shrubby bush, but can grow up to 1.5m tall. The plant is covered in sharp thorns, and dark green shiny leaves, and it flowers annually producing masses of white flowers that have a pinkish/purplish tinge to them.

Pachypodium saundersii - Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Brooklyn, NY - DSC08130.JPG