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Author: Emilio Chiovenda, 1917
Origin:  Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  3 Metres
Flower:  Yellow / Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Hyperanthera rivae, Chiov.
Moringa rivae subsp. longisiliqua, Verdc.

This member of the Moringaceae family was given this name by Emilio Chiovenda in 1917. It is found in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, growing in a grit and other well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 30 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to  three metres in height. The flowers are yellow with red tinge

The genera name from the Malabar vernacular name; Moringo. The species name is named after Domenico Riva, 1856-1895, an Italian explorer and naturalist.

A big plant by Mark E. Olson.