This member of the Moringaceae family was given this name by
Bernard Verdcourt in 1985. It is found
in northern Kenya and perhaps in Ethiopia? It is growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex - or rather stem - can grow to
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 15 metres in
flowers are from pale pink to wine red. It was found by Allan
Radcliffe-Smith and Peter Bally in 1972.
The genera name from the Malabar
vernacular name; Moringo. The species name arborea means tree.
It does tend to be a bit skinny by age.