Moringa ovalifoliolata Dinter & A.Berger
Moringa ovalifolia is a deciduous tree, or sometimes tree-like shrub, with a sparsely branched crown. A bottle tree, with a thick bole and swollen roots, it usually grows 2 - 6 metres tall, exceptionally to 10 metres, with a thick bole that is up to 1 metre in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Southwest Africa - southern Angola and Namibia
Rocky slopes, or sometimes limestone plains, in dry savannah or in subdesert to desert regions[
A tree of the arid and semi-arid tropics and subtropics, where it is found at elevations up to 600 metres. Although it requires little water, the tree can cope with quite a lot of rain[
]. It cannot tolerate frost[
Requires a sunny position[
]. Succeeds in most soils, so long as they are well drained.
Young trees are fairly fast growing, but is best grown in areas where there is a distinct dry period during the cool season[
Root. A horseradish like flavour, it is used as a flavouring in foods[
Seed - sow in a sandy mixture and cover the seed lightly with sand. Germination is fast and the seedlings grow rapidly. Transplant to individual containers as soon as they are large enough to handle[
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