3128.000 Moringa Adans.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Trees, shrubs or herbs; deciduous, massive to slender, tuberous when young and sometimes as adults; bark and pith with gum canals. Stipules absent, but stalked glands present at base of petiole and leaflets. Leaves alternate, 2-4-imparipinnate; leaflets glabrous to puberulent, opposite; margin entire. Inflorescence of axillary panicles. Flowers white to yellow or red, actinomorphic to zygomorphic; sepals 5, often reflexed; petals 5, also often reflexed. Fruit a capsule, 3-12 ribbed, sometimes with elongated beak, dehiscent. Seeds 3-winged or wingless, without endosperm.

Worldwide: 12 species in India, Africa and Madagascar.

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Moringa
Flora of Mozambique: Moringa
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Moringa
Flora of Zambia: Moringa
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Moringa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Moringa
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Moringa

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Moringa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Moringa
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Moringa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Moringa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Moringa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Moringa.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=636, retrieved 22 February 2020

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