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The leaves, fruit and flowers by Mark E. Olson.


The flowers by Venkatx5, Wikipedia. org.

Author:  J.B.A.P. de M. de Lamarch, 1785
Family:  MORINGACEAE
Origin:  India
Soil:  Rich Mix
Water:  Medium-Maximum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  60 centimetres
Height:  10 meters
Flower:  White to Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Horseradish-tree, Ben-oil tree, Drumstick-tree, The Kelor Tree
Synonyms:  Moringa pterygosperma F.C. Gaerth, Guilandina moringa Linnaeus, Moringa zeylanica Burmann, Moringa moringa Millsp.

This member of the Moringaceae family was given this name by Jean Baptiste Antoine Pierre de Monnet de Lamarch in 1785. Growing on the southern foothills of the Himalayas, India. Rich but drained soil, some to lots of water and lots of sun. It will grow to more than ten meters in height and 60 centimetres in diameter. The flowers are white to yellow. 

The genera name from the Malabar vernacular name; Moringo. The species name means 'oil-bearing'.