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Nice caudex on a plant from Mbuyu.

The flowers by Mark E. Olson. 

Author:  Giovanni Ettore Mattei, 1908
Origin:  Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  15 Centimetres
Height:  1,5-3 Meters
Flower:  Green - Crème
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Hyperanthera borziana, Chiovenda, 1929

This member of the Moringaceae family was described by Giovanni Ettore Mattei in 1908. It is found in southern Kenya up to the region of Kisimayu, in Ethiopia and in southern Somalia by the coast. Growing in well-drained soil with plenty of water and sun. The stems will reach for 3 meters. The flowers are green to crème.

The genera name from the Malabar vernacular name; Moringo. The species name after Antonino Borzì, 1852–1921, an Italian botanist.

This plant does not like too dry air. The leaves dies as fast as they grow in my 50% humidity.

Mine the next year.