This swollen caudex of an old Pachypodium succulentum plant seen on Minwater near Oudtshoorn is large and grey. The food and drink storing caudices of this species are often turnip-shaped, more of it usually underground than visible here.
Dense leaf tufts are initially mainly upright at the branched stem-tips.
The surrounding stony ground is typical of the plant’s living conditions. This land receives little rain (Frandsen, 2017; Smith, et al, 2017; Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2015; Leistner, (Ed.), 2000; iNaturalist).