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Pachypodium lamerei var. fiherense n.n.

Family: APOCYNACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Pachypodium lamerei Drake
Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. (Paris) v. 308.

Pachypodium lamerei var. fiherense Photo by: © Plantemania
The variety “fiherense ” is a nomen nudum (undescribed name) sometimes encountered in nurseries. The name is actually invalid.

Synonyms:

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Pachypodium lamerei Drake
Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. (Paris) v. 308.
Synonymy: 9 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Pachypodium lamerei f. compacta hort.

Accepted name in llifle Database:
Pachypodium lamerei f. cristatum hort.

Accepted name in llifle Database:
Pachypodium lamerei f. inermis hort.

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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Madagacan palm

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Pachypodium lamerei group

  • Pachypodium lamerei Drake: Semidecidous or deciduous semitropical succulent tree, up to 2,5(-5) m tall. Trunk solitary or scarcely branched. Leaves finely tomentose below. Corolla lobes truncate 2,5-4 cm long. Distibution: Madagascar.
  • Pachypodium lamerei f. compacta hort.: This is a rare compact growing mutation that occurs only over thousand seedlings. Cultivated form.
  • Pachypodium lamerei f. cristatum hort.: Form convoluted fan-shaped or snaky ridged cluster. The comb-shaped foliage is arranged only at the top of the trunk .
  • Pachypodium lamerei var. fiherense n.n.: remains small and flowers at a young age. Distribution: Atsimo, eastern Toliara.
  • Pachypodium lamerei ''inermis'' (Spineless Madagascar Palm)Pachypodium lamerei f. inermis hort.: This is a pretty attractive unusual form with a thick thorn-less grey trunk.
  • Pachypodium lamerei f. monstruosum hort.
  • Pachypodium lamerei var. ramosum (Costantin & Bois) Pichon: has a dwarf growth habit, rounded corolla lobes 4-5 cm long. Leaves glabrous (not tomentose below). Distribution: South Madagascar.
  • Pachypodium menabeum Leandri: has smaller bottle shaped succulent trunk with candelabra-like branches 2-5 m high. Style hairless. Leaves are glabrous on both sides. Distribution: tsingy of Bemaraha. Central Madagascar.

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Pachypodium lamerei var. fiherense Photo by: © Plantemania
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