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Family: MORINGACEAE 

 Moringa borziana
 
 
Author:   Giovanni Ettore Mattei, 1908
Family:  Moringaceae
Origin:  Somalia, Kenya
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  15 centimetres
Height:  1,5-3 meters
Flower:  Green/Crème
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Hyperanthera borziana, Chiovenda, 1929


Nice caudex on a plant from Mbuyu.

 
   This member of the Moringaceae family was described by Giovanni Ettore Mattei in 1908. It is found in Southern Kenya up to the region of Kisimayu in southern Somalia by the coast. Growing in well-drained soil with plenty of water and sun. The stems will reach for 3 meters. The flowers are green to crème.

The genera name from the Malabar vernacular name; Moringo. The species name after Antonino Borzì, 1852–1921, an Italian botanist.

This plant does not like too dry air. The leaves dies as fast as they grow in my 50% humidity. Has to grow it elsewhere.

 
The flowers by Mark E. Olson.