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A small plant from

A wild and dormant tree by Mark E. Olson.

The leaf by Mark E. Olson.

Author: Bernard Verdcourt, 1985
Origin:  Northern Kenya
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  15 Metres
Flower:  Pale Pink - Wine-Red
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

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 20 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 15 metres in height. The 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.

 The flowers by Mark E. Olson.