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MORINGA OLEIFERA information ?

Rethinam Sabapathy saivam at singnet.com.sg
Fri May 10 10:34:13 EST 1996

Pascal <pascal at cbs.univ-montp1.fr> wrote:

>I am looking for any information about MORINGA OLEIFERA. On the plant
>itself, the height, which family it belong, etc and on the environment,
>where it use to grow, what king of ground it need etc. 

>If you can help me, thank you.

>					Pascal Castor.

Small tree 15-20 feet, saxifragaceae, leaves 3-4 pinnate compound, flowers pale
yellow - in large panicles, fruit long triangular capsule 1-2 feet. Native of
India. Cultivated  for its edible fruit and leaves (in Singapore too). Common
names, horse radish tree, drumstick tree. Synonym Moringa pterygosperma.

Grows well in loamy soil. Propagation by seed but cuttings prefered. Tropical
climates. Trunk and branches fragile (do not climb).

Anyone has more info?


ref. - Hsuan Keng, Consise flora of Singapore, 1990.

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