Taxonomy of Pachypodium

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The taxonomy of the Pachypodium genus is the study of the species and subspecies in the genus Pachypodium. There are currently 25 recognized species in the genus, of which 17 are shrubs and eight are trees.


Species included in the genus Pachypodium are as follows:[1]


  1. ^ Rapanarivo et al., 1999; Lavranos, 2004; Mays, Harry, 2005
  2. ^ Lavranos, John, J. "Pachypodium makayense: A New Species From Madagascar". Cactus and Succulent Journal. 76 (2): 85–88.
  3. ^ Mays, Harry. [European Union Honorary Representative] The Huntington Botannical Gardens' 2005 offering of International Succulent Introductions for the European Union. (Woodsleig, Moss Lane, St. Michaels on Wyre, Preston, PR3 0TY, UK: 2005)
  • "Index of Botanist". Harvard University Herbaria Online. Archived from the original on 2008-05-17.
  • Rapanarivo, S.H.J.V., Lavranos, J.J., Leeuwenberg, A.J.M., and Röösli, W. Pachypodium (Apocynaceae): Taxonomy, habitats and cultivation "Taxonomic revision of the genus Pachyypodium," S.H.J.V. Rapanarivo and J.J. Lavranos; "The habitats of Pachyppodium species" S.H.J.V. Rapanarivo; "Cultivation" W. Röösli. (A.A. Balkema: Rotterdam, Brokkfield, 1999) [The rest of the list is based on Rapanarivo et al.]