Kidu lily (Pachypodium saundersii) belongs to the Apocynaceae (the Dogbane family). It is a small evergreen tree that is distributed in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Southern Africa. This tree grows on sunny stony places in open woodland, and up to a height of 1-2 m. The stem is shrubby, with a ball-shaped tuber, up to 1 m in diameter, rising little above the ground. The leaves are oblanceolate, obovate to obovate-elliptic, sometimes strongly undulate, and spirally arranged on young branches or tufted near ends of axillary branchlets. It produces terminal clusters of large white flowers tinged with purple, they are long-tubed and adapted to pollination by moths.