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Photo by Philippe Corman.


Photo by Mark E. Olson.

Author: Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler, 1902
Family:  MORINGACEAE
Origin:  (South Western Madagascar)
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  100 Centimetres
Height:  20-25 Metres
Flower:  White - Cream
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Hildebrandt's Moringa
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Moringaceae family was given this name by Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler in 1902. It is found only in cultivation, but was found in south-western Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The stem can grow to one meter in diameter, and the tree can reach a height of 20 to 25 metres. The flowers are white to cream coloured. 

The genera name from the Malabar vernacular name; Moringo. The species name after the botanist Hildebrandt, who collected the first specimen in 1880.