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Moringaceae

Moringaceae Martinov - Drumstick Tree Family

1. Moringa oleifera Lam.

(Anoma moringa, Guilandia moringa, Hyperanthera arborea, Hyperanthera decandra, Hyperanthera moringa, Hyperanthera pterygosperma, Moringa domestica, Moringa edulis, Moringa erecta, Moringa moringa, Moringa nux-eben, Moringa octogona, Moringa parvifolia, Moringa polygona, Moringa pterygosperma, Moringa robusta, Moringa sylvestris, Moringa zeylanica)

Common names: drumstick tree, horseradish tree, benzoil tree

Extract from Wikipedia article: Moringa oleifera is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Moringa, which is the only genus in the family Moringaceae. English common names include: moringa, drumstick tree (from the appearance of the long, slender, triangular seed-pods), horseradish tree (from the taste of the roots, which resembles horseradish), ben oil tree, or benzoil tree (from the oil which is derived from the seeds). It is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree, native to the southern foothills of the Himalayas in northwestern India, and widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical areas where its young seed pods and leaves are used as vegetables. It can also be used for water purification and hand washing, and is sometimes used in herbal medicine.

LinkDrumstick tree (Moringa oleifera) on Al Nada Street in Al Doha Al Jadeeda area. Doha, Qatar, March 21, 2014
LinkDrumstick tree (Moringa oleifera) with fruits in West Bay, in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, December 20, 2014
LinkFlowers of drumstick tree (Moringa oleifera) on Ibn Zaidoun Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 28, 2016

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