Moringa oleifera


Moringa oleiferaCommon Name:Drum stick

Description
Moringa oleifera is a small, graceful, deciduous tree with sparse foliage, often resembling a leguminous species at a distance, especially when in flower, but immediately recognized when in fruit. The tree grows to 8 m high and 60 cm dbh. Bole crooked, often forked from near the base. Bark smooth, dark grey; slash thin, yellowish. Twigs and shoots shortly but densely hairy. Crown wide, open, typically umbrella shaped and usually a single stem; often deep rooted. The wood is soft.
Leaves alternate, the old ones soon falling off; each leaf large (up to about 90 cm long), with opposite pinnae…Read more
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