THIS PLANT IS ON C.I.T.E.S. AND CANNOT BE EXPORTED
A really nice, short, fat species from Madagascar with stiff conical spines covering the caudex and branches. The deciduous foliage is stiff and light green. One of the showiest bloomers of the genus, producing a profusion of bright yellow bell-shaped flowers with flaring corollas. Blooms in small containers, never gets too big.
A fairly new species divided off from rosulatum in 1997 due in part to a white throat on an otherwise yellow flower. A caudex-like trunk with thin branches that droop in time, forming a shrub-like plant. Grows on a sandstone formation along the banks of the Tsiribihina River of western Madagascar. Note that some, Rowley in particular, still consider this plant to be a form of P. rosulatum or specifically; v. rosulatum forma bicolor.
C.I.T.E.S.- No Export, sorry.
Pachypodium densiflorum brevicalyx
A Madagascan species who’s name literally means ‘densely flowered’. The flowers indeed are produced prolifically in clusters on long stems, and are stunningly yellow. This form brevicalyx, has flowers smaller than the type form and a shortened or more abbreviated calyx, with the flowers perhaps a bit more pure yellow. For a caudex lover, the flowers are just icing on the cake.
This species is one of the most desirable and interesting of the Pachypodiums and a delight for collectors and a must-have for the caudex lover. Its silvery trunk has short spines and becomes almost smooth with maturity as it forms a thick caudex. The branches remain spiny. With maturity the plant adds much girth, many branches and very little height. Our plants come from the type locality of this subspecies.
Note: This plant is listed on C.I.T.E.S. and cannot be exported.