Pachypodium saundersii (2017)

PhotoBy Cal Wichern (December 2017)

Pachypodium saundersii belongs to the Apocynaceae family and in unscientific language is sometimes called the “kudu lily.” Its epithet is in honor of a late South African civil servant and plant collector, Charles James Renault Saunders.

The plant grows naturally in South Africa and is mostly found as a somewhat small and shrubby bush. However, it can sometimes grow up to 1.5 meters tall. It is described as having paired, sharp thorns and darkish leaves. It produces a good number of white flowers annually in its natural setting.

PhotoThanks to Wikipedia for the above info.