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Taxon: Moringa stenopetala (Baker f.) Cufod.

Genus: Moringa
Family: Moringaceae
Nomen number: 312850
Place of publication: Senckenberg. Biol. 38:407. 1957
Name verified on: 06-Nov-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).


Common names:

  • cabbagetree   (Source: PROTA4U ) – English
  • moringa éthiopien   (Source: PROTA4U ) – French

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: shade/shelter   (for Sorghum & Capsicum fide Verdcourt, Kew Bull 40:20. 1985)
  • Human food: vegetable   (fide PROTA4U)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide PROTA4U)

Distributional range:

    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia [native populations now extinct fide PROTABASE]
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Moringa stenopetala (Baker f.) Cufod.:

  • 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.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google 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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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (10 October 2015)

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