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Family: MORINGACEAE 

 Moringa ruspoliana
 

Photo by Hannon.

 

  

Author:  Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler (1900-1908)
Family:  Moringaceae
Habitat:  Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  25 Centimetres
Height:   6-8 Metres
Flower:  Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Hyperanthera ruspoliana,  Chiov.
This member of the Moringaceae family was given this name by Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler. It is found in northern Somalia to south-eastern Ethiopia and north-eastern Kenya, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The swolen roots can grow to 20 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to six to eight metres in height. The flowers are pink.

Where it starts out with a significantly caudex/taproot, it looses this feature by age. The leaves and flowers are significantly larger then the rest of the genera.