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Madagascar Palm

Madagascar Palm is not really a palm but a member of the same family as Oleander (Apocynaceae).  This drought hardy succulent plant stores water in an enlarged spiny trunk and produces leaves and white flowers at the apex of the thorny stems.  In its native habitat of Madagascar it may reach 15 feet or more in height.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

Madagascar Palm has a very spiny enlarged trunk
Pachypodium lamerei has revolute white flowers at the end of branches
Pachypodium lamerei has a very spiny enlarged trunk
Latin Name: 
Pachypodium lamerei
Family Name: 
Apocynaceae
Place of Origin: 
Madagascar
Bloom Time: 
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Garden Location: 
Succulent Garden