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Family: MORINGACEAE 

 Moringa ovalifolia
 
 
Author:   Moritz Kurt Dinter & Alwin Berger, 1914
Family:  Moringaceae
Origin:  Namibia, South Western Angola
Soil:  Rocks-Mix
Water:  Minimum-Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  1 meter
Height:  7 metres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Phantom Tree, Ghost Tree, African Moringo
Synonyms:  MoBot: Moringa oleifera Lamarck, 1785 = Guilandina moringa Linnaeus, 1753. Moringa ovalifoliolata Dinter & A. Berger, 1914.

   This member of the Moringaceae family was given this name by Moritz Kurt Dinter and Alwin Berger in 1914. It is found in northern Namibia and south-western Angola, growing on rocks or in a well drained soil. It requires little water, but can cope with quite a lot. It need lots of sun to fatten up. The stem can grow to one meter in diameter and the whole tree can reach seven meters. The flowers are white.

The genera name from the Malabar vernacular name; Moringo. The species name for the oval leaves.

 
The flowers by Ragnhild & Neil Crawford, Wikimedia.org.                            They start up rather slender.                      

  
The trees in Haunted Forest, Etosha Park grows on a flat plain.