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Pachypodium bispinosum
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Distribution: Africa: South Africa: Western Cape: Eastern Cape:


The plants have a large swollen stem which is mostly subterranean with branches protruding above ground. When not in flower the plants are almost identical to http://soilandroots.com/desert-plants/Pachypodium/succulentum/pachypodium-succulentum.html. Considering their habitats overlap it is very difficult to tell them apart when not in flower.

Pachypodium bispinosum has a wider corolla tube and shorter rounded petals than P succulentum.

Flowering occurs in late summer.


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Plant in flower near Calitzdorp in the Little Karoo. Calitzdorp. Schoemanspoort. Schoemanspoort.



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