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The base of this plant is the size of a basketball. All Pachypodium are succulent plants that exhibit, to varying degrees, the morphological characteristics of pachycaule trunks and spinescence. These are the most general features of the genus and can be considered distinguishing characteristics.
Sandstone canyons, forest, cliffs
I saw my first Elephant's Foot in Isalo. They are such a unique looking plant. No two are the same. The middle photo is their habitat. They are in the photo amongst the grass and shrubs but are kind of hard to see.