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Family: MORINGACEAE 

 Moringa drouhardii
 
  
Author:  Henri Lucien Jumelle 1930
Family:  Moringaceae
Habitat:  Southern Madagascar.
Soil:  Limestone, Mix
Water:  Minimum-Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  70 centimetres
Height:  10-15 metres
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  -

   This member of the Moringaceae family was described by Henri Lucien Jumelle in 1930. It is found in the south-western part of Madagascar, growing on limestone or other well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow up to 70 centimetres in diameter, the whole tree can reach ten and even fifteen metres. The flowers are white.

 This is really a beautiful tree to see on Madagascar, but it's fast growing rate (three meters the first year) does not make it ideal for my windows!

A young seedling, showing caudex already. Photos by Voytek Zychowski.