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Taxon: Moringa oleifera Lam.

Genus: Moringa
Family: Moringaceae.
Nomen number: 24597
Place of publication: Encycl. 1:398. 1785
Name verified on: 27-Oct-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 26-Sep-2002
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • ben-oil-tree   (Source: Zander ed16 ) – English
  • benzolive-tree   (Source: Handb Nuts ) – English
  • drumsticktree   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • horseradish-tree   (Source: Food Feed Crops US ) – English
  • moringa   (Source: Handb Nuts ) – English
  • West Indian ben   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 8:213.) – English
  • ben ailée   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • moringa ailée   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • mouroungue   (Source: PROTA4U ) – French
  • néverdié   (Source: PROTA4U ) – French
  • pois quénique   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Meerrettichbaum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • murungai   (Source: Wealth India RM ) – India (Tamil)
  • marunga   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 8:213.) – Indonesian (Timor)
  • meringgai   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 8:213.) – Malay
  • moringueiro   (Source: PROTA4U ) – Portuguese
  • muringueiro   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • quiabo-da-quina   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • maranga   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • paraíso   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • paraíso blanco   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • mlonge   (Source: PROTA4U ) – Swahili
  • mronge   (Source: PROTA4U ) – Swahili
  • mzunze   (Source: PROTA4U ) – Swahili
  • pepparrotsträd   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
  • marum   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 8:213.) – Thai
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Economic importance:

  • Environmental: boundary/barrier/support   (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:213. 1993)
  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:213. 1993)
  • Environmental: shade/shelter   (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:213. 1993)
  • Human food: beverage base   (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:213. 1993)
  • Human food: fruit   (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:213. 1993)
  • Human food: oil/fat   (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:213. 1993)
  • Human food: seeds   (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:213. 1993)
  • Human food: vegetable   (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:213. 1993)
  • Fuels: potential as petroleum substitute/alcohol   (fide Rashid, U. Bioresource Technology 99:8175-8179.)
  • Materials: fiber   (for wood pulp and cellulose fide Verdcourt, Kew Bull 40:9. 1985)
  • Materials: gum/resin   (gum used in tanning & fabric printing fide PROTA4U)
  • Materials: lipids   (fide Handb Nuts)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2; PROTA4U)
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India [n.]; Pakistan [perhaps only cult.]

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Moringa oleifera Lam.:

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?24597 (25 July 2014)

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