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Moringa stenopetala

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Photo by Daderot, Wikipedia.org.

Author: Georg Cufodontis, 1957
Family:  MORINGACEAE
Origin:  South Western Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  70 centimetres
Height:  6-12 metres
Flower:  Greenish White-Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Cabbage Tree
Synonyms:  Donaldsonia stenopetala, Edmund Gilbert Baker, 1896
This member of the Moringaceae family was given this name by Georg Cufodontis in 1957. It is found in south western Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The truck can grow to 70 centimetres, the tree can grow from six to twelve meters. The flowers are white to yellow with a slightly greenish centre.

The genera name from the Malabar vernacular name; Moringo. The species name from the Greek stenos 'narrow' and petalum 'petal'.


The flowers by Wendy Cutler , Wikipedia.org.