Pachypodiums are caudiciform succulents and a significant number of the species produce staggering blossoms. They show an extensive variety of unusual development structures, from bottle-, stogie or candle holder formed trees to bantam plants with exceptionally short stalks. Sizes range from a couple of centimeters over the dirt to levels of in excess of 8 m. In southern Africa, the otherworldly elephant’s trunk or halfmens is likely the most popular individual from the family.
The most prominent element of the multitude of species is a horribly thickened stem barely ever with dainty shoots or a finely separated arrangement of branches. Pachypodium is firmly connected with Adenium yet recognized from it in that the stipules at the foundation of the leaves are formed into long unbending spines. Pachypodiums are typically plants of more blazing, drier districts of southern Africa and Madagascar where they arrive at greatest variety with regards to quantities of species.
Pachypodiums are delicious bushes or little trees up to 8 m tall, with the stems typically huge and enlarged at the base. The leaves are substitute or spirally organized, for the most part in a terminal bundle. The stipules at the foundation of leaves are altered into spines that endure when the leaves at last drop