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Family: MORINGACEAE 

 Moringa longituba
 


Photo by HSC, MoBot.

 
Author:   Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler, 1902
Family:  Moringaceae
Origin:  Kenya, South Eastern Ethiopia, Somalia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  30 centimetres
Height:  10-300 centimetres
Flower:  Bright Red - Reddish
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  "Moringa tubiflora" by mistake.


Exposed wild plant's caudex by Mark E. Olson..

   This member of the Moringaceae family was given this name by Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler in 1902. It is found in Kenya, south eastern Ethiopia and Somalia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 30 centimetres in diameter, the few branches not more than 50 centimetres in height. The flowers are bright red. 

The genera name from the Malabar vernacular name; Moringo. The species name after the long tubes of the flowers.

  
Photo from Rare Exotics.
                                The flowers by; Mark E. Olson..